Funeral services held for BCSO cadet who died during first day of training

Kevin Reaux, 59, died following a medical episode during physical exercise

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Funeral arrangements for a 59-year-old Bexar County sheriff’s detention cadet who died after suffering a medical episode during a physical exercise training have been announced.

Cadet Kevin Reaux’s funeral service will be held on Dec. 16 at 10:45 a.m. at Cornerstone Church located at 18755 Stone Oak Parkway.

BCSO officials say the funeral is open to the public, and the sheriff’s office will be live streaming the service on their Facebook page.

Cadet Reaux was honored by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office last week.

The sheriff’s office provided an honor escort for Reaux from the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office to Mission Park South Funeral Home, located in the 1700 block of SE Military Drive.

Authorities said Reaux died at the beginning of a BCSO training academy for 13 cadets. As they began their physical exercise training, Reaux began to experience shortness of breath and was allowed to rest.

Authorities said as the cadet was resting, he began to feel worse and eventually lost consciousness. Academy instructors performed life-saving measures and called for medical help.

Reaux was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Medical Examiner has determined his death as cardiovascular disease.

Sheriff Javier Salazar released the following statement regarding Cadet Reaux’s death.

“The loss of Cadet Kevin Reaux is heartbreaking, especially given the fact that he lost his life at the start of his new career with the Sheriff’s Office. Although I only spoke to him briefly while welcoming his new cadet class yesterday, his honorable character was shown by his willingness to serve our community. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for his blood family and his family in blue.”

Reaux is survived by his two daughters.

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