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Funeral service held for Trooper Ted Benda

Trooper Ted Benda died days after sustaining injuries in an Oct. 14 crash, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

WAUKON, Iowa — Iowa State Patrol Trooper Ted Benda was remembered at a funeral service Wednesday at Waukon High School.

Benda passed away Oct. 20 following an on-duty crash the night of Thursday, Oct. 14. 

"Please keep the Benda family in your thoughts and prayers as they face this unimaginable loss," DPS said in a statement. "Rest in Peace, Trooper Benda ... we have your 6 from here."

Benda joined the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in 2005 before transferring to the Iowa State Patrol in 2016.

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