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In Memoriam

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


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

Postal carrier killed in Interlachen by dog attack identified as 61-year-old RCA Pam Rock

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A postal worker who died at the hospital after being attacked by five dogs Sunday in Interlachen, Florida, has been identified by family as 61-year-old Pam Rock. Several neighbors rushed to help by attempting to pull the dogs off of her and one neighbor shot a rifle into the ground to scare ... 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

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