Letter Carrier Ofelia McCown was delivering mail on a fall day in Floydada, TX, when she encountered a crisis at the home of an older customer who lives alone.
As McCown approached the man’s porch, she found him sitting down with a blood-soaked towel wrapped around his arm, which he had seriously injured while operating a power saw.
The Postal Service employee immediately called 911 for the customer, who was feeling faint and couldn’t stand up, and applied pressure to his arm until paramedics arrived.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he received 28 stitches.
Paramedics credited McCown with saving him from bleeding to death.