The right Rash decision

Jonathan Rash, a letter carrier, was delivering mail on a rainy December day in Bluefield, WV, when he heard a dog barking and someone faintly crying out for help.

Rash followed the sounds until he found an 88-year-old customer on the ground beside her home with her pet steadfastly by her side.

The woman, who had fallen a half-hour earlier while walking her canine companion, was in excruciating pain, so the Postal Service employee immediately called 911, secured the dog inside the residence, contacted a family member, and comforted her until emergency responders arrived.

She was treated for a broken hip and is recovering from the incident.

“Considering the lateness of the day, the location of the fall, the weather, and the customer’s age and injuries, I have no doubt that Jonathan saved her life,” said Amy Law, Bluefield’s postmaster.

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