In Memoriam

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


Family and friends remember Pittsylvania County mother and rural RCA, Brittany Cioffa, at vigil

Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned party asking for a well-being check on a friend at 17133 Callands Road in Axton. Just after 1:10 a.m. Monday morning, deputies forced their way into the home after not receiving an answer and found a Brittany and Thomas. A firearm was discovered near the ... Read more

Putnam County rural mail carrier killed in accident

EATONTON, Ga. — A mail carrier died Tuesday in Putnam County after a single-vehicle accident. According to Sheriff Howard Sills, it happened around 1 p.m. on Lakeview Estates Drive. He says evidence shows 39-year-old Latonja Reese was working when she ran off the road and overcorrected when she got back on. When she overcorrected, the ... Read more

Rural Carrier Garland R. Bland Jr., 41, of North Chesterfield, VA killed in accident on the route

Authorities have charged a Midlothian woman with reckless driving in a crash Thursday that killed the driver of a mail carrier truck in Henrico County. The Virginia State Police were summoned about 6:15 p.m. Thursday to the scene of a two-vehicle crash along northbound Interstate 295 just south of Woodman Road. According to a preliminary ... Read more

Tragedy takes local rural mail carrier

Sarah Hartman, 30, worked as a rural mail carrier in Strafford, MO A Seymour woman died last week in a tragic two-vehicle, work-related accident on Evergreen Road, about two miles east of Strafford. Sarah K. Hartman, 30, who lives just east of Seymour, was working her route as a rural mail carrier east of Strafford ... Read more

Rural Carrier Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency, Crashing Mail Truck Into Porch

IRWIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A mail carrier has died after crashing his mail truck over a hillside, hitting the front porch of a home in Irwin. The crash happened after 10 a.m. on Main Street. The mail carrier apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency behind the wheel, causing him to lose control of the ... Read more

Rural Carrier dies after suffering cardiac arrest on the route

A “strict no unnecessary travel” advisory was put in place by the county sheriff’s office in those areas hit hardest by heavy snowfall. County residents were asked to stay home and off the roads to give emergency services personnel and snowplows the access they needed to clear the roads. In Lewis County, the sheriff’s department ... Read more