Rural Carrier Hero

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…






Rural Carrier Hero: Lois Shumaker, Dillwyn, VA

In Dillwyn, VA, Rural Carrier Lois Shumaker checked on a 95-year-old customer whose mail was piling up. When the woman answered the door, she was distraught, complaining of chest pains and other symptoms. Shumaker calmed the customer, called 911 and…


Rural Carrier Hero: Jakyric Driver, Center, TX 

A Postal Service employee in Center, TX, recently helped a 4-year-old girl who was stranded alone at a bus stop on a rainy day. Rural Carrier Associate Jakyric Driver was delivering mail when he saw the girl, who was expecting…


Rural Carrier Hero: Darryl Plowman, Duncansville, PA

Rural Carrier Darryl Plowman was delivering mail recently in Duncansville, PA, when he noticed a car blocking a mailbox he needed to access. As he pulled over to investigate, Plowman realized that the vehicle in question was running, and he…



Rural Carrier Hero: Stacy Chamberlain, Gays Mills, WI

Rural Carrier Stacy Chamberlain was delivering mail recently in Gays Mills, WI, when he spotted an older customer who’d fallen down an embankment near her home. He pulled over and rushed to help the woman. He was joined by her…