Richard Valles, Stockton, CA

Stockton, CA, Letter Carrier Richard Valles

Stockton, CA, Letter Carrier Richard Valles was recently approached by a longtime customer who suspected she was being cheated by handymen she hired.

The woman, 90, feared the men were stealing money and checks from her.

Valles contacted neighbors, who got in touch with the woman’s relatives. One of her daughters came to her aid.

“If it wasn’t for the caring nature of Mr. Valles, the daughter may not have been contacted and made aware of these perpetrators,” said Postmaster Scott Renteria.

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