Patrolman Bernard Benson

Patrolman Bernard Benson

South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, September 17, 1941

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Bernard Benson

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Benson,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Dakota.


United States Border Patrol

September 17, 2021

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