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Patrolman Bernard Benson | South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota

Patrolman

Bernard Benson

South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 17, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Benson was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an accident near Sioux Falls. His training officer was driving when their patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle.

Patrolman Benson had been with the agency for only 18 days.

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Patrolman Benson,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Dakota.

R.i.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 17, 2013

 

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