OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL / MUG / TRAVIS BENCH: Trooper Travis Leon Bench Bench joined the OHP in 1982. On the morning of October 5, Bench effected a traffic stop on Highway 97, between Sapulpa and Sand Springs. He ran a license check on the driver and discovered his license was suspended. As Bench attempted to place the man identified as Charles Enoch Brown under arrest, Brown retrieved a pistol and opened fire on Bench striking him in the head. Brown was tried and convicted for murder and received a life sentence.