Postal Service employees in Ohio and Oregon recently responded to emergencies they encountered while delivering mail.
Cleveland Letter Carrier Sarah Kent checked on a longtime customer who didn’t greet her at the front door as usual. She spotted the man inside lying on the floor and alerted a neighbor.
Emergency responders discovered that the man had fallen and required treatment for a broken arm, leg, shoulder and wrist.
West Linn, OR, Rural Carrier Associate Jared Hess called 911 when he saw smoke inside a residence.
Emergency responders found that a pan had been left atop a gas stove burner that was still on, putting the home and a dog inside at risk.
A police officer later contacted the local Post Office to commend Hess for his attentiveness.