Glenn Palinkas, Tarboro, NC

Tarboro, NC, Letter Carrier Glenn Palinkas

Letter Carrier Glenn Palinkas recently grew concerned about an older customer on his route in Tarboro, NC.

He knew how much she looked forward to getting mail, and it was piling up over several days.

Palinkas approached his supervisor, who contacted police.

Responding officers found that the woman had died.

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