In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to rural carriers who have lost their lives


NC Rural Carrier 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

RCA passed away following a vehicle accident while on the route in December

I somehow missed getting this in my “in Memoriam” page in December.  May he and his family find peace   Randal Mosby Jr. passed away following a vehicle accident while on the route. Randal was a new RCA in Collinsville, IL and was 19 years old. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, ... Read more

Early morning accident claims life of Dublin, TX postal worker.

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