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Jailer Ernest Runke

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, September 19, 1957

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Reflections for Jailer Ernest Runke

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

Jailer Runke, as a lifetime resident of Lewis County I want to thank you for serving our County so many years ago. You died one year before I was born but it would have been an honor to have known you. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Mike McAllister

September 19, 2017

A hero to more than he knows. ©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County (WA) Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

September 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2012

As a former Sheriff's Deputy who worked the jail I know how dangerous the job can be, especially at meal times. Thank you for your sacrifice Deputy Runke, we remember you and continue the watch.

Police Officer Ben Sleaford
Geneseo (IL) Police Dept.

September 19, 2005

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