First responders to escort fallen dispatcher home, fund established for family

BCSO dispatcher Anthony Navarro passed away unexpectedly December 6, and Boundary County First Responders will be escorting his ashes home Thursday, December 10.

Deputies, police and law enforcement from state and federal agencies, firefighters and EMS personnel will meet Tony’s family at the south county line at 3 p.m. and then escorting them to Tony’s parents home in Moyie.

The escort will be limited to a few of Tony’s family and first responder vehicles, but all who knew Tony or support his vital service to protect and serve the community he so loved are encouraged to safely line the route from one end to the other in respect and appreciation.

A lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, all who have Green Bay gear are encouraged to wear it proudly.

Anthony was a wonderful father, son and best friend to those who knew him and his loss is a terrible blow to his family.

Anthony leaves behind his two children, Hudsyn and Torrie, his parents Bryan and Cheryl, his sisters Megan Navarro and Jennifer Leuty and the entire Navarro family, along with countless friends.

Tony dedicated his life to being the best father he could be and having a huge heart. He was always there to lend a hand to those in need.

He truly touched the lives of those around him. both as a friend and as a law enforcement professional.

His loss was completely unexpected, and a fund has been stablished to cover final expenses, as well as funds for taking time off to grieve.

“As most of you know, Bryan is self employed, so there are no benefits for taking off any personal time,” fund organizer Ralf Schurmann said. “We want to give Bryan and Cheryl the help we can to allow them to take care of the things that need taking care of and the time they will need to grieve.”

To donate, click here.  Those who prefer not to give online can mail checks to Bryan and Cheryl Navarro in care of Kootenai Valley Times, P.O. Box 1625, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 or drop them off at our office at 6931 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Please use the back door.