Sheriff Al Auxier
Retired Senior Trooper Al Auxier has called Kendall County his home for 23 years. Al transferred to the Hill Country to be closer to his family and his soon-to-be fiancé, and Kendall County became his home March 1, 1990. He married his wife Stacey in February 1991, and they have 3 children.
For more than 24 years, Al was a dedicated Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol State Trooper, retiring August 31, 2011.
In his career, Al has earned his Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certificate with over 4600 hours of advanced training, is a Texas Department of Public Safety Certified Crash Reconstructionist, a certified TCLEOSE Teaching and firearms instructor and Field
Training Officer; as well as a graduate of the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation—Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement. With certified training in numerous fields, such as Forensic Mapping and Autosketch, First Responder, Narcotics, Terrorism Training, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response, Crime Scene Investigation, Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse and Family Violence Prevention, and Identity Theft, Al brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and invaluable training skills to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.
As Kendall County Sheriff, Al is committed to lead by example. His leadership will provide the tools and training needed to build trust and foster an environment that will enable every employee to confidently do their job.
Kendall County Sheriff's Office Administration
Chief Deputy Larry Ripley
Larry Ripley began his civilian law enforcement career after a five year stint with the United States Army. While stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Larry met his wife Linda, and settled down in San Antonio. He graduated from the San Antonio Police Academy in 1981 and began a 31 year career, retiring at the rank of Sergeant in 2013. During his service with San Antonio, Larry was assigned to Patrol, Traffic, Youth Crimes Gang Unit, Criminal Investigation, the Chief’s Office, and finished his career with the Homicide Division. Larry was an early member of the Gang Unit, and helped to establish procedures still in use today for identification of gang members in the San Antonio area.
While working with San Antonio, Larry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas San Antonio. Larry is a proud supporter of U.T.S.A. and is a season ticket holder for the Roadrunner football program. Larry earned a Master Peace Officers certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Larry’s career with S.A.P.D. culminated with twelve years investigating homicides and family violence cases and supervising detectives assigned to the Homicide Division. Larry brings years of experience to his position as Operations Lieutenant for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1997, Larry moved his family to Kendall County where his sons, Matt and Lee, graduated from Boerne and Champion High School respectively. Matt worked a few years as a detention officer for Kendall County and then switched his public safety choice and joined the San Antonio Fire Department. Lee recently finished his second tour of duty with the Unites States Army, including service in Afghanistan, and plans to settle in the Boerne area when his service ends.
Lieutenant Robert Green
Robert Green began his law enforcement career with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Conroe, Texas in 1981. Most of Robert’s career as a deputy was spent in the jail division where he quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Captain/Jail Administrator. As the Jail Administrator, Robert was in charge of an 1155 bed jail facility with oversight of 200 employees and a budget of 15 million dollars. While working for Montgomery County, Robert served as the Sheriff’s representative on the Bail Bond Board, MH/MR Council on Jail Diversion and Community Corrections Board.
While working for the Sheriff’s Office, Robert earned a B.A. degree in Criminology and Corrections from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also holds a Masters Peace Officers License and a Master Jailer License through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Robert retired from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 and went to work for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in Austin. The Jail Standards Commission is responsible for monitoring county jails for compliance with Texas minimum jail standards through on-site inspections. The jail standards commission inspects all 260 Texas county jails and holding facilities. Robert was responsible for inspecting over 100 county jails in East and Central Texas.
In 2012, Robert worked as a consultant with Griffith, Moseley, Johnson and Associates providing professional criminal justice consulting services to county jails in Harris, Dallas, Denton and Midland Counties. As a consultant, Robert worked with these jails on issues concerning staffing, inmate population reduction measures, video visitation, jail inspections, court security and operational assessments. Robert left the consulting firm in order to be closer to family in Kerrville and in February, 2015, became the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administrator.
Robert’s interests include fishing, traveling, collecting vintage presidential campaign memorabilia and studying Texas History.
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is extremely excited to have Robert working for us. He brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the highly specialized field of jail management.
Operations Commander- Lieutenant Thomas “Butch” Matjeka
Butch Matjeka’s law enforcement career began with the San Antonio Police Department in 1977. After graduating from the police academy, Butch was assigned to the patrol division where he worked for ten years, 5 of those as a field training officer. Butch was later assigned to SAPD’s training academy where he became a well respected lead instructor for all criminal law and legal research courses. While at the academy, Butch also taught patrol tactics and use of force measures.
In 1992 Butch was promoted to detective Investigator and assigned to the Homicide Unit. While in Homicide, Butch worked or assisted in over 600 murder, attempted murder, and Officer involved shooting cases. He also served as the Homicide Unit’s training coordinator and lead investigator on officer involved shootings.
In 2002 Butch was promoted to Sergeant and returned to patrol where he served as a patrol supervisor before transferring back to the Homicide unit. Butch supervised the investigations of homicides, attempted murders and aggravated assaults. He also prepared training bulletins on criminal law issues and prepared critical analysis reports on departmental policy and procedures, and critical events. Butch also trained homicide detectives in changes in the law relating to arrest, search and seizure, interview and interrogation techniques and crime scene investigation.
While working at SAPD, Butch obtained a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science Degree in Justice Policy from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2003, because of his extensive background and vast training experience, Butch became an Adjunct Professor at U.T.S.A. and teaches Forensic Science, Trial and Evidence, and Contemporary Police Practices courses. Butch holds a Masters Police Officer License and an Instructors License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.