Dan Cartee, New Bloomfield, MO

New Bloomfield, MO, Retail Associate Dan Cartee

A young man who came into the New Bloomfiled, MO, Post Office recently was no ordinary customer.

He was bloody, scared and upset.

Retail Associate Dan Cartee knew that the man, who is around 20 and has physical and mental challenges, lived nearby with his parents. His father, the man said, had beaten him up.

Did he want Cartee’s help?

“Yes,” he said.

Cartee took him into the back of the Post Office, called 911 and stayed with him until emergency responders arrived and took him to a hospital.

Authorities arrested the father and placed the man in a safe living environment after he was treated for his injuries.

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