As many of you know, for several months our own beloved Officer Andy Rheintgen had been courageously battling esophagus cancer.
On Tuesday, 2/16/16, Andy was transported by ambulance from the hospital to an area hospice. As the ambulance went through town, dozens of police officers (from several agencies), friends, family members and village employees stood along Rt. 60 to show their respect, love and support for Andy. Video
On Wednesday, 2/17/16, Andy passed away. Not only has the Vernon Hills Police Department and the entire community lost a valued member, we have also lost a friend.
For more than sixteen years Officer Rheintgen served the Village of Vernon Hills with honor and dignity. We miss him and we grieve.
Andy's wife Susan has asked us to pass along her thanks for all of the support, thoughts and prayers. We thank you as well and ask that you keep Andy, Susan, their daughter and their family in your prayers.