Quiana Whitehead, Picayune, MS

USPS hero

Carrier Technician Quiana Whitehead was delivering mail recently in a Picayune, MS, neighborhood when she heard a woman screaming from a nearby yard.

“Call an ambulance! My baby isn’t breathing!”

Whitehead rushed over and soon discovered that the woman’s daughter was inside their home, choking.

The Postal Service employee called 911 and started performing the Heimlich maneuver until emergency responders arrived and took over.

A police officer on the scene provided an instant assessment of Whitehead’s impact:

“You saved that child’s life.”

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