Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries in DC Area

More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark.

Tyson Barnette was delivering mail at about 7:30 p.m. in November 2013 when someone shot him and left him for dead. Police have not made an arrest in the case.

Alton Branson, a 38-year carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, says Barnette’s slaying raised fears among his colleagues throughout the region.

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