David Haines, Riverside, NJ

A Riverside, NJ, mail processing clerk’s break wasn’t so relaxing recently. As David Haines walked to a nearby store, he saw a man snatch a familiar customer’s purse. Haines followed the thief and kept tabs on his location until police arrived and arrested him. The customer’s purse was returned with all of its contents intact.

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