Rural Carrier Hero

Rural Carrier Hero: Kimberly Huckabey, Noel, MO

Rural Carrier Associate Kimberly Huckabey was recently delivering mail on her route in Noel, MO, when she spotted smoke billowing from a house. Huckabey immediately called 911, and although she knew that the homeowners were away on vacation, she checked…


Rural Carrier Hero: Terry Dion, Calverton, NY

An older Postal Service customer in Calverton, NY, recently got life-saving help from an attentive rural carrier. Terry Dion was delivering mail to the man, John Stippell, when she noticed that he seemed unwell. Dion called 911 and stayed with…


Rural Carrier Hero: Mary Conway, Albia, IA

In Albia, IA, Rural Carrier Mary Conway heard a woman screaming for help as she stood next to a man slumped over the steering wheel of a riding lawn mower. Conway rushed over and found that the man wasn’t breathing…


Rural Carrier Hero: Beverly Yowell, Hollywood, MD

In Hollywood, MD, Rural Carrier Beverly Yowell had a package for an older woman, whom she found bleeding after a tumble down steps at home. Yowell called 911, stayed with the customer until paramedics arrived, and later checked on her…


Rural Carrier Hero: Christopher Cotter, Gridley, CA

In Gridley, CA, Rural Carrier Associate Christopher Cotter saw an older man with a broken arm take a spill outside his home.Cotter helped the customer get to his feet and into a chair.Both the man and his wife — who…



Rural Carrier Hero: Lee Ann Wells, Bellevue, NE 

A powerful storm that generated at least two tornadoes in Bellevue, NE, recently left an older Postal Service customer and his disabled wife wondering how they would even begin to recover. The answer came from their rural carrier, Lee Ann…



Rural Carrier Hero: Meredith Gozdal, Drayton, ND

Rural Carrier Meredith Gozdal was delivering mail recently in Drayton, ND, when she noticed that an older customer hadn’t emptied his box as usual.Gozdal stopped and tried to contact the man at his residence, but she got no response.She alerted…


Rural Carrier Hero: Jane Field, Fort Valley, GA

Fort Valley, GA, Rural Carrier Jane Field was delivering mail recently when she spotted smoke billowing from a customer’s garage.As she attempted to alert the homeowner, she saw that a bucket was in flames near a garage wall.Field got no…


Rural Carrier Hero:  Kyndall Caruso, Stoneville, NC

In Stoneville, NC, Rural Carrier Kyndall Caruso heard a man calling out for help alongside a road.She found him in a ditch, seriously injured after being beaten during a robbery.Caruso called 911 and stayed on the scene until emergency responders…


Rural Carrier Hero: Geraline Powers, McMinnville, TN

Rural Carrier Geraline Powers checked on a customer she spotted lying on the ground outside his McMinnville, TN, home.Finding the man unresponsive, Powers called 911 and stayed on the scene until emergency responders arrived.Medics determined that the man had suffered…


Rural Carrier Hero: David Hansen, Walnut Grove, MN

Rural Carrier Associate David Hansen was delivering mail recently in Walnut Grove, MN, when he saw a woman fall on a concrete walkway as she exited a residence. Hansen rushed to assist the woman, who was clutching her arm and…


Rural Carrier Hero: Paula Gainey, Rocky Point, NC

Rocky Point, NC, Rural Carrier Paula Gainey was recently delivering mail to an older customer’s home when she heard the resident calling out for help.  Gainey pulled over and soon discovered the woman lying on the ground in the backyard. …


Rural Carrier Hero: Anthony Alexander, Hayden, AL

Rural Carrier Anthony Alexander recently had a package for a customer in Hayden, AL. As Alexander approached the man’s home, he came out to meet the Postal Service employee and fell down the front steps. Alexander tried to help the…


Rural Carrier Hero: Jason Francis, Scott Depot, WV

Rural Carrier Jason Francis was delivering mail recently in Scott Depot, WV, when he encountered a distressed woman in the middle of the road. She flagged him down and asked him to help a man in her car who was…


Rural Carrier Hero: Christene Wiggins, Princeton, NC

Rural Carrier Christene Wiggins was delivering mail recently in Princeton, NC, when she encountered an older customer in an unusual predicament: He was trapped in a tractor. Wiggins attempted to free the distressed man, whose leg had somehow gotten wedged…