The day began like any other.
Thomas Lannon, a North Platte, NE, highway contract driver, recently began his route when he spotted something unusual on the side of the road.
It was dark outside, and Lannon initially thought he saw a deer. As he got closer, he realized it was a woman frantically waving for him to stop.
The woman, 22, went missing the previous day. She had been abducted by three people, physically assaulted and released.
Lannon stopped, called 911 and stayed with the woman until police arrived and took her to a hospital.
“What an eerie thing to have happen in the dark hours of the morning,” Lannon said. “I’m so glad I was at the right place at the right time. I felt truly worried for the woman and was glad I was there to help.”
Curtis, NE, Postmaster Susan Kugler said Lannon’s rescue demonstrates why he’s an asset to the Postal Service.
“Tom is such a good, caring driver and employee to have working for us,” she said.