Matt Runte Death: Seattle firefighter, Matt Runte has passed away unexpectedly, Cause of Death

Matt Runte Death – Cause of Death: Firefighter with Seattle fire department, Matt Runte died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was a son, brother, uncle, and an especially incredible dad and husband. 

Matt Runte collapsed Wednesday morning during his workout prior to his shift. He was also the Honor Guard Commander.

“Today marks the day we lost an incredible selfless human being in Matt Runte. A man who served his country, his community, his family and anyone who had a need,” Ryan Blanck shared. “7 years ago he showed my then 10 year old son Benjamin what it meant to be a fireman.”

His cause of death is yet to be determined.

The announcement of the death of beloved firefighter Matt Runte has been flooded by heartfelt tributes and condolences. He will surely be missed.

“Matt, you were the best Seattle fire had to offer,” Brett Cameron wrote. “You embodied all of the fire service core values and lived a life that stuck to those values.”

“You taught so many of us how to act, train and learn the craft – a true professional. Your sense of humor and your smile is something I’m really going to miss buddy.”

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