Catherine Rucker, Wagoner, OK

Wagoner, OK, Rural Carrier Associate Catherine Rucker

Rural Carrier Associate Catherine Rucker was recently delivering mail on a frigid day in Wagoner, OK, when she spotted a man collapsed in a ditch.

Rucker stopped and rushed to help the man — a farmworker who had seriously injured his arm in a piece of equipment and was at risk of both hypothermia and bleeding to death.

The Postal Service employee called 911 and comforted the victim until emergency responders arrived.

The man was flown to a trauma center in Tulsa, OK.

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