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Ashley Deasey,Buffalo Mills, PA Rural Carrier Ashley Deasey was delivering mail in Buffalo Mills, PA, one day last fall when she saw that a customer’s home was on fire. While calling 911, Deasey rushed to the front door and knocked,…




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Brandy Pleasants, Ashland, VA Rural Carrier Brandy Pleasants was delivering mail on a spring day in Ashland, VA, when she stopped at a convenience store. Pleasants discovered that the clerk was in medical distress and urgently needed care as he…


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Michele Williams, Ocklawaha, FL Rural Carrier Michele Williams was on her way to work recently in Ocklawaha, FL, when she spotted a disabled customer being attacked by a dog. Williams stopped to assist the man, using dog repellent spray to…



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Tracey Johnson, Ridgeland, MS Rural Carrier Tracey Johnson was recently delivering mail in a Ridgeland, MS, neighborhood when she spotted a little boy by himself alongside a street. He started crying when she stopped and asked him where his mother…


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Suzanne Mates, Ithaca, MI Rural Carrier Eric Pierce was recently delivering mail on a rainy day in Lavonia, GA, when he saw a worrisome sight: a broken guardrail on a bridge over a lake. Pierce stopped to investigate and spotted…


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Loraine Hayward, Wysox, PA Rural Carrier Loraine Hayward has been keeping a close eye on a newly widowed older customer in Wysox, PA, and her attentiveness recently made a crucial difference. Hayward was delivering mail to the customer’s garage —…


Rural Carrier Heroes doing it again

Benjamin Garcia, Arvada, CO Rural Carrier Associate Benjamin Garcia was recently delivering packages on a secluded street in Arvada, CO, when he spotted a customer in trouble. The woman had gotten stranded underneath a boat parked in her driveway after…


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Pamela Parrish, Ashford, AL Rural Carrier Associate Pamela Parrish was recently delivering mail in Ashford, AL, when she noticed smoke coming from a customer’s porch. Parrish immediately called 911 and knocked on the front door, but got no answer. She…


Rural Carrier Heroes – Saving the day

Danny Turner, Tompkinsville, KY Rural Carrier Associate Danny Turner was recently delivering mail in Tompkinsville, KY, when he discovered a customer collapsed on the ground near a mailbox. The Postal Service employee rushed to the customer’s aid, called 911 and…


Rural Carrier Heroes: Doing it the rural carrier way

Shannon Santos, Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC, Rural Carrier Shannon Santos was recently delivering a package to a customer’s home when she smelled smoke. Santos got no response when she banged on the front door and windows. She soon spotted the…


Everyday Rural Carrier Heroes

Patricia Dorr, Westport, NY Five dogs and a cat were given a new lease on life recently when an alert Postal Service employee saw them suffering inside an upstate New York home. Westport, NY, Rural Carrier Patricia Dorr was delivering…


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Suzanne Mates, Ithaca, MI Rural Carrier Suzanne Mates was recently delivering mail on a harsh winter day in Ithaca, MI, when she heard distressed moans coming from inside an older customer’s home. Mates investigated and found the woman on the…


March Rural Carrier Heroes

James Hunter, Prosper, TX Rural Carrier James Hunter was recently delivering a package to a customer’s home in Prosper, TX, when the man’s housekeeper asked for help. Her boss had fallen in the garage, she said, and she couldn’t get…