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- Sep. 19, 1957 -
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Lewis County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: WA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 19, 1957
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 70 yrs. of age
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Dept: Lewis County Sheriff's Office
WA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Jailer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 8 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WA   USA   Thu. Sep. 19, 1957
Summary: Jailer Runke succumbed to injuries received two months earlier when he was attacked in the Lewis County Jail. He was passing out dinner when three inmates assaulted him with a broom handle and hot coffee. He remained hospitalized for two months until his death.

The 18 year-old suspects were convicted of escape, assault, two counts of burglary and grand larceny and sentenced to 80 years in prison. When Jailer Runke died they were each charged with manslaugh

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