In Memoriam

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


Valparaiso, IN Rural Carrier Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

A 65 year old Valparaiso man was killed as the result of a two-vehicle crash this afternoon at U.S. 30 and County Road 575 East in Porter County’s Washington Township.  The Porter County Sheriff’s Office reports officers responded to the scene at 2:56pm. An initial investigation shows a vehicle driven by Lee Witters was heading ... Read more

Kirk A. Vannausdle, rural carrier, killed in accident on the route

Kirk Alan Vannausdle, age 60, of Elliott, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Kirk was born December 1, 1956 in Red Oak, Iowa the son of Harry and Marilyn (Mellott) Vannausdle. He graduated from Red Oak Community High School in 1975 and attended Iowa ... Read more

In memoriam – Humphrey NE RCA Ron Fulsaas (Red)

Humphrey, NE. 68642, 68641, 68643, 68629 (cluster) lost one of our RCA’s night before last to a heart attack after being in the hospital for a week with some sort of bad internal infection. His name was Ron Fulsaas we called him “Red”. He was only working for usps for about 8 months. He was ... Read more

Habersham coroner identifies wreck victim as rural mail carrier

CLARKESVILLE — A rural postal carrier on her delivery route was the victim of a falling tree in Habersham County Monday afternoon. Zekeiah “Nikki” Cole Hunt, 36, of Mt. Airy, a U.S. Mail carrier for the Clarkesville Post Office, died instantly when a large oak tree fell on the passenger compartment of her Honda Pilot ... Read more

Rural Carrier (RCA) in Greensboro dies after crossing median, colliding with SUV 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A man driving a U.S. Postal Service truck in Greensboro died after the truck crossed the center median island and collided with an oncoming SUV. Darryl Jermaine Pleasant, 35, of Greensboro, died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a Greensboro police press release. Police said it happened as Pleasant was ... Read more

USPS mail carrier (RCA) dies in one-vehicle crash in Athens County, Ohio

ATHENS — A 58-year-old postal worker died as a result of a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning according to the Athens division of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. At 11:50 a.m. Saturday, William W. McManis, 58, from Millfield, was traveling eastbound in United State Postal Service vehicle on Angell Road. McManis failed to negotiate a curve ... Read more