‘Swift and timely’

Yorkville, IL, Rural Carrier Dawn Wheaton was delivering mail in December when she observed an apparent package theft in progress.

Wheaton spoke to the suspect, who fled. She then contacted local police.

Officers apprehended the suspect and recovered the package, which contained Christmas gifts for the family to whom it was addressed.

“The family was grateful for Dawn’s swift and timely actions,” said Yorkville Postmaster Ryan Thaller.

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