Tammy Ernst, York, PA

York, PA, Letter Carrier Tammy Ernst

A toddler’s mother recently thought he was in the backyard of their York, PA, home, but the child had gotten out and was heading straight for the street.

Letter Carrier Tammy Ernst was driving by at just the right moment to avert a potential disaster.

She stopped, intercepted the boy and guided him back toward his home.

When his mother emerged and Ernst was confident he was under safe supervision, she continued delivering mail.

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