Highway patrol

Postal Support Employee Mail Processing Clerk Henry Wilkes III was recently driving home from his shift at the St. Louis Processing and Distribution Center when he spotted a car that had crashed alongside a highway.

Wilkes pulled over and rushed to check on the driver of the vehicle, which was emitting sparks from underneath the hood.

The Postal Service employee found that the man was unable to extricate himself, so he helped him get out of the car, made sure they both got a safe distance away from it, and stayed on the scene until emergency responders arrived.

“I couldn’t believe everyone was just driving past,” Wilkes later said. “I knew in my heart that stopping to help was the right thing to do.”

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