High Point, NC, Letter Carrier Susan Deaton was delivering mail recently when she encountered a customer who was experiencing medical problems, including slurred speech.
Deaton called 911 and waited for paramedics, who took the woman to a hospital. Deaton then resumed her route.
After spending a few days in the hospital, the woman was sent to a nursing home for additional care.
The woman’s neighbor called Deaton “an employee of excellence, perhaps one of many, but certainly one who deserves recognition and commendation.”