Juan Chavez, San Diego

San Diego Letter Carrier Juan Chavez

Letter Carrier Juan Chavez was recently delivering mail in a San Diego neighborhood when he saw a customer carrying a toilet.

As the man stepped onto his porch, he tripped and tumbled forward — seriously injuring himself as he fell atop the broken ceramic.

Chavez rushed to the man’s side and found him bleeding profusely from a gash in his arm.

The Postal Service employee took off his belt, fashioned a tourniquet for the customer, called 911 and comforted him until emergency responders arrived and took over.

The man thanked Chavez for rendering life-saving assistance.

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