Trooper Anthony Bensch

Trooper Anthony Bensch

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1961

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Anthony Bensch

Trooper Anthony Bensch was killed in an automobile accident while returning from a pistol qualification with other troopers. The driver of the patrol car swerved to avoid striking a deer and the vehicle went into a skid on the wet pavement and struck a tree. Trooper Bensch was thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly.

Trooper Bensch had been with the Pennsylvania State Police for 20 years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Bensch,
Sir, as a fellow LEO;former Marine I would just like to say on today-the 55th anniversary of your death thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. and to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
a fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

October 3, 2016

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