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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Feb 7th 1981......that day will forever be remembered with heartache and tears. But there is so much more to remember then just your death Pat, You filled your life with so much love and caring and goodness. I remember as a child thinking you were such a momma's boy and teased that you were Mom's favorite. The truth is that your love and respect to Mom was just part of who you were. You treated everyone with love and wanted more then anything to serve and protect. You cared for your parents and siblings, you cared for your friends and classmates, you cared for your community and country. You served in the FBI, you served in the army in Vietnam, you cared for, loved and protected your wife and daughter. I remember a letter that you had sent home shortly before your death, telling Mom how happy you were and how complete your life was with the birth of your daughter. It saddens me so much that You never got that chance to watch Andrea grow up and she never got to know your love and nurturing.
I do not know the reason for God taking you when he did but I do know that we were all blessed for every day that you spent on earth. I still struggle with giving forgiveness to the boys involved in your death but I know where your final destination place is...... sitting next to our Lord. I still pray for God to allow me to forgive but I will never forget. I love you Pat!!

Rosemary Felgar

February 7, 2018

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