Concordia, KS, Rural Carrier Gary Holbert recently grew worried that mail was piling up at the home of a customer who normally emptied his box daily.
Holbert alerted police, who soon determined that his call came in the nick of time.
Officers checked on the man and found that he was in dire need of hospitalization after a fall that had left him stranded on the floor for five days.
“Gary is always in tune with his customers and the surroundings on his route, and he knows if something isn’t quite right,” said Concordia Postmaster Trina Cochran.
“We are very happy that he took that extra step to help a customer whose life was in danger.”