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Deputy Constable Patrick Stephen Runyon

Nueces County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1981

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Reflections for Deputy Constable Patrick Stephen Runyon

Deputy Constable Runyon(
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nueces County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 7, 2021

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

July 19, 2020

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

Deputy Constable Runyon rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 23, 2019

"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace." - Nelson Mandela

My beloved brother, Patrick Stephen Runyon had certainly done his duty, to his family, his community and his country and to his creator.

May God bless you and keep you for eternity.

Joe Runyon

July 19, 2019

Happy Birthday in heaven Pat! I look at this picture of you as a young man and I can't help but wonder what you would have looked like today....... you would have been 70! But instead you are forever 31.

Rosemary Felgar

July 19, 2019

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

I visited my brother Pat's grave this holiday weekend, as i have visited him hundreds of times over the course of time since his life was taken.

I have heard it said that a person dies twice, once when they take their last breath, and again when their name is no longer spoken.

Pat Runyon died in the line of duty more than 37 years ago, but his name is still spoken. He lives on in my heart and mind. I remain proud of my big brother for all that he did and all that he was. My love and admiration for him has not dimmed.

Joe Runyon

September 3, 2018

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

Happy Birthday Pat. As I was driving to my friends today and going thru Camp McCoy, it reminded me of when you were stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. Then I remembered it was your birthday today. It made me sad, but also brought back a lot of fun and very meaningful memories.

Kathy Bruning Reible

July 20, 2016

In loving memory Pat, never forgotten, forever loved !

Rosemary Felgar

February 7, 2016

My thoughts are with you today Pat. Love and miss you always !

Rosemary Felgar

February 7, 2015

Recent stories in the news, of law enforement officers being attacked by terrorists reminds me of just how dangerous it is to put on that uniform, a reality that I know all too well.

My brother was one of those officers who bravely served, and made the ultimate sacrifce. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have lost a close friend or family member who was killed in the line of duty while serving and protecting our citizens. May God bless you and comfort you, and may his healing grace uplift you.

Joe Runyon

November 3, 2014

Thinking of my dear departed brother Pat today, as I do most every day. The years since your death have not lessened my sorrow, nor dimmed the wonderful memories we shared.
My love and admiration for you continues to be a positive force in my life. In this way I honor your memory, until we are reunited in our Lord.

Joseph Runyon

May 15, 2014

Remembering you today Pat on your Birthday. Love and miss you everyday !

Rosemary Felgar

July 19, 2013

I knew Pat when I lived in Md and worked for the F.B .I. Pat and I dated for quite sometime and then he moved back to Sebring when discharged from the Army, at Ft.Meade. Pat was my first love and things just didn't work out. I have thought about him often over the years and in doing a search on the internet I discovered he had been killed in the line of duty. He was an amazing man and willing to do for others always. I am glad he married and was happy had a wonderful baby girl, so glad he found such happiness.

Kathy Bruning Reible

February 28, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Runyon, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Nueces County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 7, 2013

In a few days your friends and family will mark the 32nd anniversary of your death. This morning I awoke in the early hours before the sunrise and laid there in the darkness with tears welling up in my eyes, thinking of you my dear brother. All those years have not dulled my sense of loss, or the love I still feel for you.

Although I thought I never could, I eventually I was able to forgive the man who shot you, and have asked the Lord to have mercy on his soul.

Today I think not only about your untimely death in the line of duty, but of your years of service in the FBI, the US Army (Vietnam), and finally as a Nueces County Deputy Constable, before eventually making the ultimate sacrifice in service of your country and your community.

As my older brother I looked to you as an example to follow as I was growing up. Through your devotion to God, family, and country, you continued to be that shining example throughout your life.

Today and every day, you are missed, you are loved, and you are honored by those you left behind.

Rest in the Lord.

Joe Runyon

February 3, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing iin their reflections their devotion to you.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 7, 2012

Thirty -one years today since you were taken. Time will never steal my memories..... I have been doing my part by sending letters to the parole boards so that accused cop killers are never set free.....this will never bring you back or bring justice to the ones that were involved in your killing, but if it brings an ounce of peace to another family I will continue to do what I can. Love and miss you Pat ! Until we meet again ..... xoxo

Rosemary Felgar

February 7, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Runyon. Your sacrifice for the Great State of Texas will never be forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 7, 2012

thank you to chief sandoval for your beatiful posting here in regards to my brother pat. still today it is through teary eyes that i write this just thinking of my brother. ilove him and miss him dearly as do the rest of my family. it warmed my heart to hear the kind things you had to say about pat. i am stregnthened by my faith in the lord jesus ...i know we will meet again and that will be a joyous day for me and my mother and father and all of his brothers and sisters! thanks again,sincerely martin f runyon

martin runyon

September 14, 2011

Our hearts and prayers go out to Pat and his family. Pat and I attended the police academy together and we both tie for second place. I remember him being very competitive during the academy and we both figured we would come in either first or second; however we were both beat out by a .5 by a guy who bought the instructors breakfast tacos every morning. We all knew who was first and second. I also remember Pat having a little baby girl and we lived at the same apartment complex. Pat was a changed person the minute the baby was born. He would take the baby out for walks in the baby stroller all the time. He was so proud to be a father and so proud to have a beautiful little baby girl. What happened to Pat that terrible night could have happened to any one of us. However it shouldn’t have happened to anyone and more painfully, they shouldn’t have gotten away with it. They had a politically suave dirt bag attorney and the citizens of Nueces County lost a dedicated police officer that night. I’m not sure what happened to Pat’s wife and little baby girl since Pat’s death but I will say I knew him very well and he loved his wife and baby girl more than life itself. I pray that Pat is in heaven watching over us all. Pat you will never be forgotten … I love you brother! Sinceramente, AJ

Chief AJ Sandoval
Bexar County Hospital District Police

June 13, 2011

You left so many behind. My heart goes out to all who still miss your presence in their lives.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 7, 2011

Thinking of you today dear brother, as I so often do. You were such a great brother, son, father and friend. Our family will be incomplete util the day we all meet again. I Love you!

Rosemary Felgar

June 19, 2010

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