Jeff Larosa, Parma, OH

Letter carriers can be the eyes and ears of their communities — and in the case of Jeff Larosa, the nose, too.

Larosa was delivering mail in Parma, OH, recently when he smelled natural gas.

He sought out a nearby homeowner to alert her to the problem. She contacted the gas company, which was able to fix the leak before it caused any damage.

“This was a gas leak that could have resulted in someone … being injured,” Customer Services Manager Wendy Wright said. “He’s my Parma hero!”

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