Nueces County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, February 7, 1981
Incident Date: 2/7/1981
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.