LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA9) – The investigation into the murder of a mailman on his route is intensifying, and so has bitter criticism of the Postal Service management policies that have carriers routinely out on the street well after dark.
Twenty-six-year-old Tyson Jerome Barnette was shot to death in the 1600 block of Reed Street in Landover, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Postal Service has offered a $125,000 reward trying to solve a crime that critics say wouldn’t have happened if Postal Service cutbacks didn’t put carriers out routinely at night.
Bewildered neighbors say night deliveries are obviously risky.
Sad and bitter union representatives are saying the district manager in charge has blood on his hands.
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