Deputy Constable Patrick Stephen Runyon

Deputy Constable Patrick Stephen Runyon

Nueces County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1981

Patrick Stephen Runyon

Deputy Patrick Runyon was shot and killed while responding to a misdemeanor criminal mischief call.

As Deputy Runyon approached the house, one of the two brothers shot him in he heart with a small caliber pistol loaded with rat-shot, killing him instantly. The two were arrested but later acquitted at trial.

Deputy Runyon was survived by his wife, child, parents, and eight siblings.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Happy Birthday Pat. As I was driving to my friends today and going thru Camp McCoy, it reminded me of when you were stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. Then I remembered it was your birthday today. It made me sad, but also brought back a lot of fun and very meaningful memories.

Kathy Bruning Reible

July 20, 2016

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