James Klein, Cheektowaga, NY

Cheektowaga, NY, Letter Carrier James Klein

Letter Carrier James Klein was recently making deliveries in Cheektowaga, NY, when he noticed that mail was piling up in the box of an older customer in poor health.

Klein contacted police, who checked on the woman and found her unconscious on her bedroom floor.

The customer was hospitalized and died a week later.

The local chamber of commerce and the association for the woman’s neighborhood subsequently honored Klein for his service to the community.

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