Eric Hirsch, Salem, IL

Salem, IL, Letter Carrier Eric Hirsch

Salem, IL, Letter Carrier Eric Hirsch was recently delivering mail in an isolated area when he discovered a younger man collapsed on a sidewalk.

Hirsch checked on the man and found him to be unconscious, so he immediately called 911 and stayed on the scene until emergency responders arrived.

Paramedics determined that the man was an overdose victim and administered an antidote that revived him.

They credited the Postal Service employee with saving the man’s life.

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