In Memoriam

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


Rural Carrier (RCA) shot on-duty in Reno NV

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Johnie Shadden succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained around 11:30 a.m. on March 22, 2016 in Mason Valley. According to officials, Ms. Shadden was on-duty as a postal worker and had stopped at her home as part of her normal route at the time of the incident. ... Read more

Video: Saying goodbye to a rural carrier gone too soon

What an amazing escort to rest.Decarlo Allen worked for the PO in Lithonia, GA since 2005. He was fatally injured on the route when a tree fell onto his LLV on January 24th. Posted by on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Family of rural carrier killed in accident: It really threw us for a loop

DeKalb County fire Capt. Eric Jackson said Allen’s vehicle careened off the road, down a short hillside and into another tree. The impact from the falling tree likely caused the postal worker’s death, Jackson said. Wind likely contributed to knocking the tree down, Jackson said, but the snow and ice that blanketed metro Atlanta earlier ... Read more

Postal worker killed after tree hits vehicle at GA golf course

A postal worker was killed Saturday after a tree fell onto his vehicle at a DeKalb County golf course. DeKalb County fire Capt. Eric Jackson said the male postal worker was driving on the premises of Lithonia’s Mystery Valley Golf Club when, around 12:30 p.m., a tree “that appeared to be in poor health” fell ... Read more

U.S. Rural Carrier Killed On The Job In Western Kentucky 

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was killed in a crash in western Kentucky Monday. Kentucky State Police say Paula Brown, 50, was stopped on the shoulder of US-62 outside Princeton in Caldwell County delivering mail when a Chevy Tahoe crashed into her Jeep. EMS took Brown to Caldwell County Medical Center where she was ... Read more

Mail carrier dies when lightning rips tree down on truck

A 43-year-old postal worker died on her route Saturday when a lightning strike ripped a tree on a North Carolina congressman’s property down on top of her mail truck, officials said. The tree smashed her vehicle and pinned her inside as a storm moved through the area at about 4:45 p.m. in Denver, around 30 ... Read more