Sheriff Auxier has assembled an Administration Team that comprises over 150 years of experience in Law Enforcement.
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.
Chief Deputy Gary Miller
Chief Deputy Gary Miller began his law enforcement career with the University of Texas at Austin Police Department in 1975, after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1974. In 1976, Chief Miller returned to his home town of McAllen, Texas, and started a 13 year stint with McAllen P.D. Chief Miller promoted to the rank of Captain of Uniformed Service Bureau and left McAllen to become the Boerne Police Department Chief in 1989.
During Chief Miller’s 22 years with Boerne P.D., the department grew from 11 officers to 30, and built on its close relationship with Boerne School District by placing School Resource Officers on four campuses. In 2011, the department moved into a modern facility shared with Boerne Municipal Court and the Boerne Fire Marshall’s Office.
Chief Miller earned a Master of Justice Administration from Norwich University in 2008, and while serving as the District Representative for the Texas Police Chiefs Association, spearheaded a successful effort with T.P.C.A. to offer a three week Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement course to departments across Texas.
Chief Miller retired from Boerne Police Department in January 2012, and came out of retirement to serve as Chief Deputy for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office January 2013
Kendall County Sheriff's Office Administration
Lieutnant 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 Rey Lujan
Rey Lujan began his law enforcement career with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in 1981, working first in the Bexar County Detention Center and later moving to the patrol division. Rey rose through the ranks under four Sheriff’s, and retired from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office after 30 years of service at the rank of Deputy Chief. Rey served as a Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain on patrol and after promotion to Deputy Chief commanded the Criminal Investigation Bureau before transferring back to command of the Patrol Bureau. Rey led and was involved in the investigation of many high profile crimes which occurred in Bexar County, and earned he trust of the Sheriff’s he served under.
While with Bexar County Rey earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree and then a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In addition, Rey is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy (Class #209), the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement and Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University, and holds a Master Peace Officer and Jailer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Rey brings years of experience and leadership to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, both in detention and enforcement of county law enforcement.
Rey is married and has two adult children, both of whom live in San Antonio. His wife recently retired from AT&T. Rey received numerous commendations and awards with Bexar County and is a regular volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank.