Hey, does anyone know the whereabouts of Richard Benda’s shotgun?
Killer Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s impeachment is November 9. A week before that historic House hearing, the first man on the scene of Ravnsbnorg’s fatal car crash and the second man to completely miss the body of Joseph Boever and his illuminated flashlight shining like a beacon in the night in the HIghway 14 ditch west of Highmore, Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek, has died.
The sheriff who responded to the scene of a fatal car crash caused by the South Dakota attorney general last year has died, the Hyde County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
The office declined to release further details about the death of Sheriff Mike Volek, but said it planned to release a statement, KELO-TV reported. He was 69 and had served as sheriff for 22 years [“Sheriff Who Responded to South Dakota AG’s Fatal Crash Dies,” AP, 2021.11.02].
Volek never commented publicly on the Ravnsborg’s killing of Joseph Boever or his own incompetence in securing and investigating a crime scene. His only known testimony on his interaction with Ravnsborg and his ignorance of Ravnsborg’s crime is whatever he said to North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Joe Arenz on September 28 and October 29, 2020. Those statements are included in the investigation files that the South Dakota Department of Public Safety has released to the Legislature but which the Legislature is keeping secret. Those files also contain the Hyde County Sheriff’s Department reports on Ravnsborg’s crash submitted to Arenz on October 20, 2020, and audio recordings of a dispatch call to Sheriff Volek and a call back from Sheriff Volek to dispatch.
So if we want to know what Sheriff Volek saw that night when Jason Ravnsborg killed a man just a mile from the sheriff’s house, we’ll have to turn to Agent Arenz’s record, as Volek is no longer available to testify.