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

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Patrick Stephen Runyon

Deputy Constable 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 inside shot him in the 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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It has been 38 long years since this dreadful day. So many tears have fallen, so many memories that have been shared and so very many questions that have never been answered.
I need to say a thank you to Lynn Martin for contacting me today and offering his thoughts and prayers. Confirming that my brother is not forgotten. This meant so much to me. Lynn was a rookie with Neueces County Constables office at the time of my brothers death. He has continued to serve and was with the Robstown PD for many years and is now with the San Patricio County Sheriffs office. Love and prayers to Lynn and all the men and women that continue to put their life's on the line everyday.
You are loved and missed everyday Pat, but we know that one day we will be reunited.

Sister to fallen officer Patrick Stephen Runyon. End of Watch 2/7/1981

February 7, 2019

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