John Shoop, Bemus Point, NY

Bemus Point, NY, Rural Carrier John Shoop was delivering mail when he noticed smoke coming from a house and called 911. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze. The homeowners later credited Shoop with saving the house and the pets inside.

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