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.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Thinking of you today Pat on your birthday. You were taken oh too soon. I still think of our time together while in Maryland. Sometimes I think of the what ifs. But I guess we make our decisions thinking they are the right ones and they aren't. But prayers being said for you. You were a good man.

Kathy Reible
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July 19, 2020

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