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A statement from Gov. Dennis Daugaard on the passing of Richard Benda





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                                   

 

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  A statement from Gov. Dennis Daugaard on the passing of Richard Benda, who was Secretary of Tourism and State Development from 2006 to 2010:

 

“Earlier today, Richard Benda was found near Lake Andes, deceased of a gunshot wound. My thoughts and prayers are with Rich’s family and friends. Although he never worked in my administration, I know many people who knew him and are shocked by this news.As is standard practice, law enforcement is treating the scene as a crime investigation. I would refer any questions as to that investigation to the Attorney General.”

 

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