Wilmore, KY, Postmaster Tony Shearer recently received the Patriot Award for his efforts to support employees who serve in the National Guard.
Shearer was nominated by Jason Crumley, a Wilmore city carrier assistant who is a member of the Kentucky National Guard.
The Patriot Award is administered through the Department of Defense and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a military agency. The prestigious award honors supervisors who provide flexible schedules, give employees time off before and after they are deployed, and grant leaves of absence when needed.
Shearer received the award from John Laughlin, awards committee chairman for ESGR in Kentucky.
Lisa Walker, a supervisor at the Carol Stream, IL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, also received the Patriot Award recently.