End of Watch: 09/19/1957
Agency: Lewis County S.O.
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.