Barking dog prompts USPS employee to get help for sick man

Gunnison, CO, Letter Carrier Wayne Smith was making his rounds at an apartment building recently when he noticed uncollected mail in a customer’s box. Smith also heard the man’s dog barking incessantly inside the apartment.

hero_wayne_smith_largestory1Smith notified Postmaster Neil Kovach, who called the police and suggested someone check on the customer.

Officers visited the apartment discovered the man was experiencing serious health problems. He was taken to the hospital and treated.

The police later called the Post Office to thank Smith, saying the situation could have turned critical if he hadn’t intervened.

Source: Heroes’ corner | USPS News Link

  • Steven Willis

    Wayne, congratulations on saving this man’s life, from a fellow letter carrier.