Rural Carrier Hero


Rural Carrier praised for saving customer’s life

Rural Carrier Jennifer Shumway was recently making deliveries in a Sarasota, FL, housing development when she grew worried about a customer whose mail was piling up. Shumway knocked on the woman’s front door and got no answer, so she alerted…


RCA provides help at accident scene

Two postal employees in the Garden State provided assistance on the scene of a two-vehicle accident last December involving a USPS highway contract route driver. Rosenhayn, NJ, Retail Associate Hope Crumb was on her way home from work when she…


Rural Carrier aids terminally ill customer who fell

Rural Carrier Associate Jessica Duez was delivering a package one day last summer to a Gibsonburg, OH, customer she saw standing outside near his garage. As Duez approached the man, he collapsed and struck his head on the driveway. The…


Rural Carrier rescues customer stranded outside

Jeffersonville, GA, Rural Carrier John Newby was delivering mail one day last December when he heard someone yelling for help. Newby soon spotted a customer who had been stranded for two hours on a second-floor balcony at her home. The…


Rural carrier helps customer save son’s life

Rural Carrier Janet Medlin was recently delivering mail to a residence in Leola, AR, when she heard a customer yelling for help. Medlin immediately called 911 and rushed to assist the woman, who was struggling to free her adult son…


Rural Carrier Heroes – Doing their hero thing again

Meet the Heroes Kathryn Lidstrom  Fairfield, MT, Rural Carrier Kathryn Lidstrom was recently delivering mail in a Fairfield, MT, neighborhood when she noticed an older customer operating a weed trimmer near an irrigation ditch on his property. Read more Pamela…


Meet the latest rural carrier heroes

Meet the Heroes RCA James Wentworth  Stickney, SD Rural Carrier Associate James Wentworth was delivering mail in Stickney, SD, in June when he saw an older customer lying beside a gravel road, waving for help. Read more RCA Elizabeth Ridge…


Rural carrier heroes on the route

Tammy Covietz, Jordan, MN Rural Carrier Tammy Covietz was recently delivering mail to an older customer’s home in Jordan, MN, when the man fell while walking to the front door. Covietz promptly administered first aid to the customer, whose head…



You don’t need super powers to be a superhero

Sergio Cobain, Brooksville, FL Rural Carrier Sergio Cobain was delivering mail in Brooksville, FL, in January when he spotted a customer lying on the ground beside a road. Cobain rushed to check on the woman, who was unconscious, and immediately…


Rural Carrier heroes across the country

Bridget Lipp, Abrams, WI Rural Carrier Associate Bridget Lipp was delivering mail in March on an isolated dead-end road in Abrams, WI, when she spotted a 95-year-old customer, Alma Rowell, on the ground outside her home. Lipp rushed to aid…


How about some more rural carrier heroes?

Harold Durham Grand Prairie, TX Rural Carrier Harold Durham was delivering mail in Grand Prairie, TX, one day last fall when he spotted a toddler alone at a busy intersection. Durham stopped to check on the boy, who was around…


Another awesome group of Rural carrier heroes

Tanya Morris, Perry, GA, Rural Carrier Tanya Morris was recently delivering mail in Perry, GA, when she spotted smoke pouring out of a customer’s home. Morris immediately called 911 and alerted neighbors, who converged on the scene to check on…


RCAs doing the hero thing

John Bondy, Clark, MO Rural Carrier Associate John Bondy was delivering mail on a wet November day last year in Clark, MO, when he spotted a pregnant customer collapsed on muddy ground near her front porch. Bondy rushed to aid…


Rural Carriers making the world a better place

Allyssa Tones, Perry, NY Rural Carrier Allyssa Tones had just finished her day recently at the Perry, NY, Post Office when she spotted smoke billowing from the second floor of a building that houses a bowling alley downstairs and apartments…