Cold hold

Chanute, KS, Letter Carrier Kimberly Pryor

Letter Carrier Kimberly Pryor was delivering mail on a 12-degree day last month in Chanute, KS, when she spotted a toddler standing in the middle of an icy street.

Pryor rushed to check on the girl, who was wearing only a T-shirt and diaper, and immediately wrapped her in a coat while calling the local Post Office.

As police were dispatched to the scene, Pryor held the child and tried unsuccessfully to locate a caregiver.

“Kim provided warmth and comfort for a very scared and very cold little girl,” said Chanute Postmaster Adam Tromsness.

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