Confirmed:Rodney Rheiner, Retired Asst. Chief of Police, Converse (39-20) 18 MAR 2020

When:
March 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2020-03-18T09:00:00-05:00
2020-03-18T12:30:00-05:00
Where:
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
308 Mt Calvary Dr
San Antonio, TX 78209
USA
RETIRED ASSISTANT CHIEF of POLICE for the CONVERSE POLICE DEPARTMENT

The family of Mr. Rodney Rex Rheiner, a Retired Assistant Chief of Police for the Converse Police Department, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.
Rodney Rex Rheiner, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born on November 14, 1961 to Dan and Paula (Zoe) Rheiner in San Antonio, Texas. Rex grew up in Terrell Hills and attended Alamo Height High School where he met the love of his life Linda Roberts. Rex Rheiner was a family man. On May 18, 1994 he had his first-born son John Bradley Rheiner, and two years later had his youngest son Jeffrey Allen Rheiner. Rex was everything to his two sons. He was their mentor, role model, protector, friend, and leader. Rex was a dedicated husband to Linda for over 36 years, and grandfather (Opa) to Audrey and Bradley Rheiner. Family was the most valuable thing in his life.
Rex started his career in law enforcement on August 26, 1985 with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and served the county for 4 years. In June 22, 1989, he transitioned over to Terrell Hills Police Department for a brief period, until finding his final police home with Converse Police Department (CPD) in August 15, 1989. In 1993, after only a few years on the job with CPD, Rex was able accomplish a magnificent feat. He was able to recover a child from Jordan, who was abducted by a noncustodial parent, and return her safely back to the United States. In 2003, Rex attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia that brought great value back to the CPD. Throughout his career he served many roles with the CPD (Detective, Captain, Firearms Instructor, SWAT Team Member, Arson Investigator, and Police Department Spokesman). In 2007, Rodney Rex Rheiner was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in the Converse Police Department and serviced in that role for over 10 years. Finally, after a long career of 32 years in law enforcement, he retired March 31, 2017 to spend more time with his loved ones.
Rodney Rex Rheiner was an outstanding member in the community. He was a beloved member of The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo as a Life Member for over 27 years. In the Special Sales Committee, he played a vital role in making sure that the auctions were run as smoothly as possible and helped tens of thousands obtain scholarships for higher education. He was an active member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church as an Usher helping the congregation and bringing his grandchildren to Sunday school. Rex also was a Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scout Master for Troop 398. He led many adventures in his role with the Boy Scouts, but his proudest moment would have been leading a troop to the National Scout Jamboree in 2010, with his two sons. As police officer he was also active in the community. For over 20 years Rex helped put on Project Graduation which was a drug and alcohol-free graduation party for Judson High School Seniors. In addition, he also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police which took Boysville children to the circus every year.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Rheiner Jr.; mother, Paula (Zoe) Rheiner. Rex is survived by his wife, Linda Rheiner; children, John Rheiner and Jeff Rheiner; grandchildren, Audrey Rheiner and Bradley Rheiner; brothers, Dan Rheiner III (Carolyn) and Stephen Rheiner (Deborah); and sister, Suzanne Kempf (Boyd).

WEATHER: Hi 82 / Lo 69, 24% Chance of Rain, 71% Humidity, Wind: 12 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  Rick Jamison, Retired Chief of Police for the Converse Police Department

STAGING:  9:00 am, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
308 Mt Calvary Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78209
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BRIEFING:  9:15 am

SERVICE:  10:00 am
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
308 Mt Calvary Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78209
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KSU:  10:30 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   Following the Church Service
Holy Cross Cemetery
17501 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, Texas 78266
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RC:   Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
tomcatwilson2019@gmail.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

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Funeral Processions/Escorts

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Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
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