Robert Mahaffey, Vandalia, IL

Vandalia, IL, Letter Carrier Robert Mahaffey

Letter Carrier Robert Mahaffey delivered a double dose of heroism during a recent workday in Vandalia, IL.

He first heard a man call for help from the hot roof where he’d been stranded for an hour after accidentally knocking over a ladder.

Mahaffey helped him get to safety.

Later, just a block away, the postal employee detected a strong smell of natural gas.

He flagged down a utility worker, which led to a large emergency response to ensure that any damage to the gas main was located before there was an explosion.

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