Martin Mitchener, Wilmington, OH

Male carrier dressed in uniform

Letter Carrier Martin Mitchener was delivering mail recently in Wilmington, OH, when he encountered a 2-year-old walking around outside by herself.

The girl was barefoot and coatless.

He alerted the Postmaster, who called police, and comforted the child until officers arrived.

Authorities later determined that the girl had wandered away from home after another child left the front door open while retrieving the family dog.

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