Kootenai County deputy recognized for 22 years of volunteerism with Special Olympics Idaho
On July 6th, several athletes from Special Olympics Idaho surprised Deputy Alana Hunt with a plaque and cards thanking her for her countless volunteer hours.
Deputy Hunt has been a driving force for fundraising, coaching, mentoring and recognizing Special Olympics athletes and the special needs community. Through the years, Deputy Hunt has spearheaded several fundraising events such as the annual ‘Tip-A-Cop’, ‘Penguin Plunge’ and ‘Fueling Dreams’. She’s also coached track and field, snow shoeing and bowling events for the local Special Olympics athletes and cheered their accomplishments at every event.
Deputy Hunt has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office for the past 17 years. She’s served in a variety of collateral positions to include the Drug Task Force, Detectives Division and DARE. Deputy Hunt has also been an integral member of the annual Holidays and Heroes event and several years of the Christmas Crusade bike program.
Jann Kinnard, the parent of a Special Olympics athlete described Deputy Hunt as “priceless.” We at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office share in Jann’s description of Deputy Hunt. We are very proud of her community involvement and dedication to serving others.