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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Thinking of you Pat on Memorial Day. I visited your grave. Although I know you are not there it gives me some comfort. Cleaning off your stone, I reflected on the image of you sitting on a dock fishing etched into it. I know that was one of your favorite things to do and that it brought you a sense of peace. I pray that you have that have that peace now in heaven. I can’t help but think about the fact that you were a mary veteran where you taught in Vietnam only to come home and later give your life on a different kind of battlefield here at home. This is so hard to comprehend. Thank you for your selfless services both in military and in law enforcement. You paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend others. You are never forgotten and forever loved!!

Rosemary Felgar

May 25, 2020

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