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

Deepest sympathy to the family of Trooper Benda and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Iowa State Police,Iowa. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss.RIP Brother!

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

October 20, 2021

Rest easy trooper thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 20, 2021

Rest peacefully, Trooper Benda. May God bless and have mercy upon your family, friends, and colleagues. You were the best humanity has to offer, and your good deeds and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Investigator (Ret.) Christopher Port
CHP, Valley Division MAIT

October 20, 2021

May you rest in peace Sir.

PCSO Patrol Posse Chester Burgess
PCSO Patrol Posse

October 20, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Trooper Ted Benda. Please know we are eternally grateful for Ted’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Trooper Benda, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Iowa State Patrol in Des Moines, Iowa for Ted’s partner and fellow troopers. POINT 27 sent three Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Trooper Ted Benda’s wife and parents.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 20, 2021

Rest easy, Trooper Benda, we have the watch.

Alan Haywood, Captain
Arizona Department of Public Safety

October 20, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Benda. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Benda Family and the Iowa State Patrol.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Trooper Ted Benda. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Trooper Benda will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 20, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Benda. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 20, 2021

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here.

SGT Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

October 20, 2021

God bless you Trooper Ted Benda, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Iowa State Patrol. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

October 20, 2021

Rest In Peace Trooper! Prayers for family, blood and blue.

Retired Lt and Analyst T.C. Brown
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 20, 2021

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