John Peter Krug (1938-2017)

J.P. “Pete” Krug, Retired police office and former Mayor of Kyle, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Kyle with his devoted wife by his side, Thursday December 7, 2017. He was 79 years old.

Pete was born in Hanover, PA on May 30, 1938 to Paul Henry & Evelyn Bond (Emlet) Krug. During 25 years in law enforcement, Pete obtained several levels of certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Education. In 1991 He obtained an Instructor Certificate and in 1998 a Master Peace Officer Certification. Before his law enforcement career, Pete was employed by Hughson Meat Company in San Marcos and Nash Phillips Copus in Austin. In 1977, Pete went to work for the Hays County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy until 1981. From 1981 until his retirement in 1998 he was employed by the Austin Airport Police Department working his was from Patrolman to criminal investigator. In 1984 he was awarded Supervisor of the Year. Following retirement, from 1999 to 2003, Pete served as a detective at the Kyle Police Department and as a Deputy Sherriff for the Hays County Sheriff’s Department. From 2001 to 2007 he was employed as a court bailiff for the City of Kyle.

After moving to Kyle in 1969, Pete became a volunteer firefighter with the Kyle Volunteer Fire Department, serving until the mid-1990’s. In April 1974, Pete was elected to his first term as Mayor of the City of Kyle. He was re-elected to a second term in 1976 and completed his tenue in 1978. He has served on numerous Kyle City Committees. In 2000, Pete was appointed to Kyle’s Home Rule Charter Commission and was elected Chairman of this committee and became a member of the Adjustment / Ethics Committee where he served from 1999 to 2001. Pete also volunteered with the Kyle Fair on the Square Committee, helped organize and participated in the BBQ cook-off portion of the event. In 1997, 1998 and 2001, Pete served on Assessment Committees to review applicants for the City of Kyle Chief of Police position. He also served on Kyle PD interview boards from 2001 to 2005. In 2010, he was appointed to the Home Rule Charter Review Committee and in 2011 Pete was appointed to the Civil Service Commission which he served until 2016.

Pete is a life member of three different veteran’s service organizations; Disabled American Veterans, Kyle/ Buda Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12058 and AMVETS Post #115. He has held several offices in these organizations. He served on the organizing committee and on the first board of Directors for the Kyle Area Senior Zone, Inc. Pete is also an endowed member of the Live Oak (Kyle) #304 Masonic Lodge, Buda #800 Masonic Lodge ad Rambo #426 Masonic Lodge. He served on the Training board for the Hays County Sheriff’s Office since 2006 until 2016.

Pete is survived by his cherished wife of 30 years, Penny Lea, his daughter Virginia Murphy and her husband Robert; son Michael Krug; Daughter Buffy Moravetz and her husband David, his Aunt Loretta Nace and his grandchildren: Anthony, John, Max and Ava. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara whom passed away in 1984 and his brother Paul Michael Krug.

Friends and family are invited to Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby, in Kyle Texas on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm for a time of visitation. A Celebration of Life will be schedule in January and will be announced.

In Lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Live Oak Masonic Lodge #304 Scholarship Fund.

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Pete’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle

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