Video: Five Questions with Bo the Mailman

Louisville — Jim “Bo” Warner started his job as a mailman back in 1974.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep this ray of sunshine from his route or recipients.

“All 407 customers to me are family,” Warner said. “The people on my route are my family. We have cried together, laughed together, we’ve been at the hospital together, funeral homes, and they don’t want me to retire. So, as long as the Lord gives me good health and I have the energy, I’m here to stay.” Continue reading

Video: Letter Carrier Speeds Along His Mail Route

He’s fast. He’s quick.He might be faster than any other letter carrier in town.

“He’s always efficient, very efficient,” says Shari Masse.

“Dewey is the greatest,” says Karen Volk.

Dewey Reinert has a reputation for being quick on the job.”He makes sure that you get your mail on time all the time. He will even go the extra mile if you’re not home, he comes back again,” says Masse.

12 miles to be exact, that’s how far the 45 year old letter carrier walks everyday when dropping mail at 380 houses along his route.

He goes through six pairs of shoes a year, knows everyone on his route by name, and hasn’t missed a day of work in 17 years.

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Maine letter carrier helps customer after collapse

Portland, ME, Letter Carrier Alyson Thompson knows the customers on her route well.

When she recently discovered a customer collapsed near his home, she called 911 and stayed with the man until paramedics arrived.

The customer, who is elderly, has a soft spot for Thompson. “He calls me his girlfriend and told me that he still loves me,” she said.

Acts of kindness are part of the job, according to Thompson.

Portland, ME, Letter Carrier Alyson Thompson


“When you deliver mail to the same houses day after day, you become an unofficial guardian,” she said.

Postmaster Leigh St. Pierre said Thompson helps make USPS unique.

“We’re proud to have employees like Alyson representing the Postal Service and looking after our customers’ best interests,” she said.

Source: Heroes’ corner | USPS News Link