Gov. Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the Iowa State Patrol Trooper involved in a serious crash:   

“Kevin and I extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Ted Benda as well as his family, friends and law enforcement partners,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I pray for the dedicated medical team providing him care and treatment for the critical injuries he sustained in a crash last night while responding to a call and pray for a full recovery. This unfortunate incident reminds us all of the dedication and sacrifice our law enforcement officers make to keep us safe.”