Brian Halbakken, Minnetonka, MN

Minnetonka, MN, Letter Carrier Brian Halbakken

Customer Services Supervisor Aricka Sundstrom was recently eating at her desk in Minnetonka, MN, when she began to choke on a piece of chicken.

As soon as she motioned for help, Letter Carrier Brian Halbakken stepped in to assist her. He performed the Heimlich maneuver several times until he dislodged the obstruction.

When Sundstrom caught her breath and expressed her gratitude, Halbakken simply said, “Relax, it’s over.”

“All those first responder classes paid off,” added Halbakken, who also serves as a safety captain.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.