In Memoriam

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


Texas Rural Carrier killed after being struck by 18 wheeler

MAJOR WRECK — Dorothy Truelock, a USPS mail courier, was stopped on the improved shoulder of US Hwy 79 just north of CR 329 in a white 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on Friday afternoon, April 20th, when she was struck by a red 2004 18-wheeler driven by Kevin Banks, age 30. Banks reported that he ... Read more

In memoriam – Sheila Coffman, RCA, Hot Springs Arkansas

Sheila Coffman was a RCA in Hot Springs, AR 71901 and her mother is a Rural Carrier at 71901 – Her Aunts are retired rural carriers from 71901 and 71913. Her cousin is a rural carrier at 71901. She carried her route Saturday and had a medical emergency at home that she did not survive, ... Read more

RCA dies after being pinned by own vehicle near Ann Arbor

LYNDON TOWNSHIP, MI – A woman was pinned by a U.S. Postal Service vehicle against a handrail and died in Lyndon Township Wednesday, March 21, according to authorities. Authorities believe she may have been a postal worker delivering packages, but couldn’t confirm her identity Wednesday. The incident took place in front of a home that ... Read more

Police say missing southern Indiana postal worker (RCA) found dead in her vehicle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Police in Jefferson County, Indiana, say a missing postal worker has been found dead. This is according to a post made Monday morning on the Jefferson County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. Police say a search began Saturday night for 31-year-old Hanover resident Teelah Kappeler after she did not return from ... Read more

Body of missing Snohomish rural carrier found

The body of missing Snohomish man Henry Groenveld was found on January 30th around 10 a.m. in the lower Snohomish River at Dagmar’s Landing in Everett, WA. A citizen saw the body floating in the river and called police. Although the name hasn’t officially been released as Henry, his daughter Liz Dickson, who is the ... Read more

Tennessee RCA killed in accident

A Cookeville woman lost her life in a single vehicle accident early Saturday afternoon. Deborah M. Spriggs, 58, of Cookeville, was declared dead at the scene. According to a report filed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Spriggs was traveling southbound on Hwy. 96 in a 2002 Nissan Altima around 12:15 p.m. Saturday when she exited ... Read more