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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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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