Rural Carrier Heroes: Jeffrey Jones, McKinney, TX , Jared Hess, West Linn, OR

An alert Postal Service employee recently saved three children and their grandmother from a fire that threatened a McKinney, TX, home.

Rural Carrier Associate Jeffrey Jones was delivering a parcel when he spotted flames spreading quickly in the bushes in front of the residence.

Jones could see the kids inside, but no one answered the door, so he called 911.

Emergency responders evacuated the home and extinguished the blaze.

Cheryl Richard, who was out shopping at the time of the crisis, later called Jones a “guardian angel” for making sure her children and mother were out of harm’s way.

“For him to have that kind of love for my kids and concern for my kids, he is a wonderful person,” she told the local ABC station.

“He’s special, and I hope he knows that.”

West Linn, OR, Rural Carrier Associate Jared Hess called 911 when he saw smoke inside a residence.

Emergency responders found that a pan had been left atop a gas stove burner that was still on, putting the home and a dog inside at risk.

A police officer later contacted the local Post Office to commend Hess for his attentiveness.

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Source: Jeffrey Jones, McKinney, TX | USPS News Link

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