Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Theodore Lawrence Benda

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Reflections for Trooper Theodore Lawrence Benda

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. No law enforcement officer leaves home without the fear of not returning at the end of the watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor – United National Church
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 21, 2021

So sad & tragic, RIP. Well done thou good and faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your family, as well as your brothers & sisters with ISP.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

October 21, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

October 21, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 21, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 21, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 20, 2021

Ted, you were there for Jared when he needed you most. Your family was there for us when we needed them most. It’s my solemn promise that we will be there for you and your family. Rest easy trooper. Rest easy.

Citizen Jason Rude

October 20, 2021

Rest in peace.


October 20, 2021

Rest In Peace, Trooper Benda. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time. May God stand in the gap of your absence and provide an extra measure of love and protection for your beloved children.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

October 20, 2021

Godspeed brother and God bless your family and thank you for your service

Retired Detective JP Bellendier
Lakeland Police Department

October 20, 2021

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine Clifford, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

October 20, 2021

Prayers to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Benda's #313 family, fellow Troopers and friends! RIP... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BROTHER

Correctional Officer William Reed
Iowa Departament of Corrections

October 20, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Trooper Ted Benda and the extended law enforcement family of the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa.

End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Benda, may GOD comfort your family both red and blue.

Sheriff's Deputy Samuel Melton
Garza County, Texas

October 20, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

October 20, 2021

Rest In Peace, Trooper Benda. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 20, 2021

Rest in Paradise Brother Trooper. Prayers for your family and co-workers. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

October 20, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Ted Benda during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace
Trooper Ted Benda.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 20, 2021

R.I.P Trooper Ted Benda

Brian Molyneaux

October 20, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 20, 2021

My heart goes out to Holly and the rest of Ted’s family. It’s heartbreaking to lose another hero.

RIP sweet man.

Jesus Replied "you don't understand what I'm doing, but someday you will" John 13:7

Nichole Coffman
Evidence Technician, Iowa DCI Crime Lab

October 20, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

October 20, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

October 20, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

October 20, 2021

May Our Lord have a Special place in His Heavenly Home for Trooper Ted Benda. Trooper Benda is a TRUE HERO.
My Deepest Sympathies go out to His G=Family and His Department.

Retired Chicago Police Officer Michael T
Chicago Police Department, 9th District

October 20, 2021

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