Green Bay Packers show kindness to fallen fan’s children

Left to right: Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Blackmore, Cheryl Navarro, Torrie, Sheriffs Corporal Mike Valenzuela, Bryan Navarro, Hudsyn, Sheriff’s Corporal Clint Randall and Sheriff’s Detective Caleb Watts.
Hudsyn and Torrie Navarro proudly show the card signed by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Tony Navarro grew up an avid Green Bay Packers fan, a family tradition he inherited from his parents, Bryan and Cheryl, and one he passed down to his children, Torrie, 9, and Hudsyn, 4.

Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer was well aware of the dispatcher’s predilection for all things Packers, and after Tony’s untimely passing December 6, he reached out to the Packers organization to see if they could help bring a bit of light to the Navarro family.

Packers Give Back program coordinator Julie Broeckel responded, and on Wednesday, Bryan and Cheryl accompanied their grandchildren to the sheriff’s office, where deputies pulled treasure after treasure from the team to Torrie and Hudsyn; backpacks, blankets, stuffed animals, games, jump rope, pillow and a Green Bay Packers banner.

But even more special was a personal note on a card.

“Please know that we are thinking of you at this time and wish you the very best,” signed by #12, Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“The response from the Green Bay Packers was so thoughtful, and it was great being able to have the Deputies hand these gifts over to Hudsyn and Torrie,” Kramer said. “The Packers definitely scored a touchdown on this act of kindness.”



The Green Bay Packer Community Outreach Department includes (l-r) Jessie Micke, Sandy Roubal, Julie Broeckel, Tim Schroeder, Bobbi Jo Eisenreich and Cathy Dworak.