Lisa Light, Hazel Park, MI

Smiling letter carrier stands in Post Office workroom

Letter Carrier Lisa Light was recently delivering mail in Hazel Park, MI, when she smelled natural gas on a customer’s front porch.

Light alerted the man to the problem before continuing on her route.

The customer later mailed a letter to the local Postmaster, pointing out that within 20 minutes of notifying the gas company, a major leak was detected.

“I want to formally cite and thank Lisa for preventing a potential disaster,” the man wrote.


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