Fund drive set up for injured NE Iowa state trooper

Fund drive set up for injured NE Iowa state trooper

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DECORAH — Law enforcement personnel and friends are holding a fund drive for the family of an Iowa State Patrol trooper who is hospitalized with a head injury.

According to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, Trooper Jared Rude had a fall Saturday at his home which resulted in a traumatic head injury. He was airlifted to Gunderson Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., where he is unresponsive in the intensive care unit.

Rude and his wife, Amanda, and their two daughters live in Winneshiek County. He is the son of Gregg and Kari Rude. Gregg Rude is a former Iowa State trooper and is now a deputy for the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Decorah Bank & Trust, Account: Jared Rude Recovery Fund, 202 E. Water St., P.O. Box 380, Decorah, IA 52101.
  • PayPal at:
  • Or a GoFundMe account set up:

(GoFundMe will keep a percentage of your donation).


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