Roll Call of Honor

Runke, Deputy Ernest

End of Watch: 09/19/1957

Agency: Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

County: Lewis County

On July 27, 1957, Lewis County Deputy Runke was attacked by inmates inside the Lewis County Jail as he passed out dinner.

Three inmates suddenly attacked him with a broom handle and hot coffee.

Deputy Runke remained hospitalized for several months before succumbing to his injuries on September 19, 1957.

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