Letter Carrier Brooke Snyder was recently making deliveries in a Keyser, WV, neighborhood when she grew concerned about a customer whose mail was piling up.
The man normally checked his mail daily, so Snyder alerted his next-door neighbor, who had a key to his house.
They soon found the customer collapsed inside his home.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene, and the man was taken to a hospital.
He did not survive.
“Brooke has been, and continues to be, a very attentive carrier,” said Keyser Postmaster Robert Shrout Jr.