Gary Hartwell, Pearisburg, VA


Pearisburg, VA, Letter Carrier Gary Hartwell was delivering a package to a woman’s home recently, but as she approached the door, she collapsed.

Hartwell caught the woman, preventing her from hitting the ground. A neighbor helped him seat her on a sofa.

After calling 911, Hartwell continued on his route. The woman was hospitalized but is expected to recover.

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