Wylie, TX, Rural Carrier Melissa Dudley was on her route recently when she saw a large dog running toward a man who was going to his mailbox.
The dog was barking and the man, 83, was having difficulty walking. Dudley pulled her vehicle in front of the man until neighbors arrived and got the dog under control.
The man’s wife later wrote to Postmaster Marsha Mendoza to praise Dudley’s quick thinking. “We are so grateful for her,” the woman wrote.
Dudley, the daughter of Postal Service employees, also received praise from Mendoza.
“It makes me even more proud of her actions that she didn’t hesitate to put herself out there to protect our customer,” Mendoza said.