Matt Akiyama, Milwaukie, OR

Milwaukie, OR, Letter Carrier Matt Akiyama was delivering mail when he came upon a couple in a car. They were on their way to a doctor when the wife collapsed. She had stopped breathing and didn’t have a pulse. The husband was talking to 911 when he asked for Akiyama’s help. Following the operator’s instructions, Akiyama and the husband carried her out of the car and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. Unfortunately, she didn’t survive, but the husband and the responders expressed their gratitude to Akiyama.

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