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Rural Carrier Hero

Rural Carrier Hero: RCA Angela Emschweiler, Windsor, CA

Rural Carrier Associate Angela Emschweiler was ivering recently in Windsor, CA, when she saw a 90-year-old customer walking from his house toward his box. The man lost his balance and fell backward against the garage door before landing on…


Rural Carrier Hero: Paul Littrell, Clearfield, UT 

A Utah man’s recent lunch break left him with a bren ankle, a concussion — and a heart full of gratitude for the postal employee who heard him crying out for help. Harold Muir was home from work when he…


Rural Carrier Hero: Ryan Mallow, Jackson, OH

A sharp-eyed postal employee in Jackson, OH, recently got help for the victim of a single-car accident. Rural Carrier Associate Ryan Mallow was ivering when he saw an SUV at the bottom of a steep embankment. The driver was…


Rural Carrier Hero: Betty Stevers, Pembroke, VA

A malfunctioning medical-alert necklace recently left a postal customer desperate for assistance after she fell at her Pembre, VA, home. While ivering , Rural Carrier Betty Stevers heard the woman crying out for help as she lay on her front…


Freezing young girl rescued by rural carrier sub (RCA)

Blair, WI, Rural Carrier Associate Mike Ressel was ivering his route when he spotted a very young girl outside wondering around half-dressed in the cold winter weather. He secured his vehicle and went to speak with the little girl. She…


Rural Carrier Hero: Tony Sizemore, New Salisbury, IN

New Salisbury, IN, Rural Carrier Tony Size was ivering recently when an SUV passed him as he was stopped at a highway box. The SUV collided with another vehicle head-on, flipped over and caught fire. Size and a passerby…



Rural Carrier Hero: Aimee Schultz, LeClaire, IA 

LeClaire, IA, Rural Carrier Associate Aimee Schultz recently helped a customer out of an unusual bind: The woman had locked herself out of her house while she was outside on a rear balcony. The woman’s dogs were inside the house,…


Rural Carrier Hero: Stacey Scott, Bowman, ND

A controlled burn on a prairie near Bowman, ND, recently got out of control, threatening a postal customer’s home. Rural Carrier Stacey Scott encountered the encroaching blaze as she was ivering and got no answer at the front door,…


Rural Carrier Hero: Kathy Bullard, Amherst, TX

Rural Carrier Kathy Bullard was ivering recently in Amherst, TX, when she encountered a customer who was alone and disoriented. Not wanting to leave the man by himself, Bullard contacted a neighbor who knew the man’s family and was…


Rural Carrier Hero: Luke Geist, Holton, KS

Rural Carrier Associate Luke Geist recently noticed that a co-worker at the Holton, KS, Post Office didn’t lo well. When the man leaned on a cart to steady himself, Geist approached him and asked if he was ay. “No,” he…


Rural Carrier Hero: Roger Burnette, Rochelle, GA

Customers in Rochelle, GA, are mourning the recent loss of Roger Burnette, a longtime rural carrier who performed a heroic act shortly before his death. Burnette was ivering to a residence where a customer normally greeted him at the…


Rural Carrier Hero: Theresa Nemeth, Port Charlotte, FL

Port Charlotte, FL, Rural Carrier Associate Theresa Nemeth knew a customer well enough to be sure that he wouldn’t have let his pile up recently, and that he wouldn’t have gone out of town without requesting hold or forward…


Rural Carrier Hero: Michael Thomas, Leland, MS

As Rural Carrier Michael Thomas recently approached a box in Leland, MS, he could see a bicycle lying nearby in the grass. But when he got closer, there was : a 72-year-old customer who’d fallen off the bike and couldn’t…


Rural Carrier Hero: Debra Feist, White Cloud, MI 

Rural Carrier Associate Debra Feist was ivering recently in White Cloud, MI, when she heard a customer call out for help. She found the woman stranded inside her home, unable to get up after a fall. Feist helped her…


Rural Carrier Hero: Patsy Arnold, Cedaredge, CO

Cedaredge, CO, Rural Carrier Patsy Arnold was ivering recently when she noticed an occupied car alongside the road. She stopped to offer assistance and found that the driver was the son of a co-worker and was on his way…


Rural Carrier Hero: James Farnstrom, Lincoln, NE

While ivering recently in Lincoln, NE, Rural Carrier James Farnstrom noticed a familiar customer wandering around who appeared to be disoriented. Concerned that she may have been dehydrated, he gave her a bottle of water and struck up a…


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