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Rural Carrier Remembrance Day

Today, we observe Rural Carrier Remembrance Day by honoring those rural carriers who have lost their lives while performing their duties as USPS employees.

Traffic crash claims life of local U. S. Rural Carrier

According to River Falls Police Chief Kyle Adams, on Friday, September 8th, 2023, at approximately 09:57 AM, the River Falls Alabama Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision along Alabama Highway 55 North, about a mile north of the U. S. Hwy. 84 intersections. Collaborating closely with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Troopers, our … Read more

RCA found shot to death on gravel road

OAKLAND — Law enforcement agencies in Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties are pursuing leads in the death of a Coffeeville woman who was found shot to death on a gravel road near here early Thursday. Tallahatchie County Coroner Ginger Meriwether identified the victim as Hallie Mae Sapp Robertson, 42, of 9509 County Road 212. “It appears she was shot one time in … Read more

RCA dies in accident in Bloomington, IL

Ronald Bethard Obituary, Death Cause – In a tragic incident that unfolded on a Monday morning in Bloomington, a 36-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker’s life was abruptly cut short in a two-vehicle collision. The McLean County Coroner, Kathy Yoder, has officially identified the victim as Ronald Bethard, Jr., hailing from Pontiac, Illinois. The circumstances surrounding his … Read more

Pennsylvania RCA dies on the route

In Felton, PA, a small rural town south of Red Lion in southern York County, Dale Andy Fantom, a 25-year veteran RCA, who went by Andy to those that knew him, passed away while on the job. A customer found him unresponsive inside his POV in their driveway. As he was able to pull safely … Read more

Carrier hit by train was an RCA in Durant OK

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) – A Kingston woman is dead after her vehicle got struck by a train Saturday afternoon in Bryan County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it happened on S Loan Oak Road and Caddo Highway intersection, about 3 miles north of Durant. Troopers said 35-year-old Eva Backenstoes was attempting to cross an unguarded set … Read more

Rural Carrier dies in crash hours before retirement

On April 21, during one of the season’s last winter storms, Ken Anderson was out working his final day of carrying mail before retiring. During his route, he hit slush on the road, rolled his jeep into the ditch and was ejected. He was alive long enough to call 911, but all the dispatch heard … Read more

Kansas rural carrier killed in car-train accident near Burlingame

The Kansas Highway Patrol has reported that Ronald R. Neilson, 62, of Scranton, Kan., was killed Thursday morning when his vehicle was struck by a train at a crossing on 189th Street, south of Burlingame, Kan. KHP reported the accident happened about 10:05 a.m. Feb. 9, 2023, at a location about 1/3 mile east of … Read more

Texas RCA, Robin Detrick Morrison dies on the route in an accident

ALBANY – An Albany resident died in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday afternoon 11 miles north of here in Shackelford County. Robin Detrick Morrison, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene by Shackleford County Judge Robert Skelton. According to a Department of Public Safety report issued late Monday afternoon, Morrison was driving a 2022 Chevrolet … Read more

NC Rural Carrier, Melanie Shultz dies in accident on the job

The carrier, Melanie Shultz (age 46, married with 2 kids) was delivering from her Catawba, NC post office when she was hit by another vehicle. The other person’s vehicle was traveling at approximately 77 mph when it hit her. The other driver is believed to have been suffering from a medical condition…either in a diabetic … Read more

Early morning accident claims life of Dublin, TX postal worker, Mindi House

A two-vehicle accident shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday has claimed the life of 39-year-old Mindi House. Captain James Gresham with the Stephenville Police Department told Beneath the Surface News that House was traveling east on Washington Street and attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Wolfe Nursery Road when her vehicle was struck by a … Read more

Illinois RCA killed on the route

QUINCY (WGEM) – Adams County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the victim of a fatal mail truck rollover crash Saturday night. Deputies said they responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on Herleman Road, south of Deer Road in Quincy around at 6:34 p.m.. They said the driver, 59-year-old USPS employee and Quincy resident Brian Vahlkamp, … Read more

PA Rural Carrier in Greene County hit by vehicle, killed

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A mail carrier in Greene County was hit by a vehicle and killed on Monday afternoon, the coroner confirmed. Greene County Coroner Gene Rush said the mail carrier, 49-year-old Chad E. Varner of Spraggs, was hit after exiting his vehicle to deliver a package. The coroner said this happened at 180 … Read more

Georgia rural carrier dies on the route from gunshot

The victim in the early morning shooting has succumbed to his injuries. The victim was a Rural Mail Carrier with the US Postal Service, out delivering mail. The victims name is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently alongside Postal Inspectors and the … Read more