Former Liverpool NY Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Gift Cards from Mail

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas J. Joslin, age 58, of North Syracuse, New York, pled guilty today in federal court in Syracuse to three felony counts of stealing gift cards from the mail while employed as a carrier with the United States Postal Service, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG), Northeast Area Field Office. Continue reading

U.S. Postal Service Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

WASHINGTONJune 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing the public with information on the do’s and don’ts of responsible dog ownership as part of its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign.

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Rural carrier rescues elderly customer who fell out of wheel chair

Rural Carrier Steve Phifer was recently delivering mail in Ardmore, TN, when he spotted an older customer in trouble:

The man had fallen out of his motorized wheelchair just a few feet away from a pond on his property.

Phifer rushed to the customer’s aid, safely got him back into his wheelchair, determined that medical attention wasn’t desired, and checked on his frail wife to ensure she was OK, too, before departing.

“If it hadn’t been for the care and concern shown by Steve, this customer could have been left on the ground or, worse, fallen into the pond before he was found,” said Ardmore Postmaster Ken Watts. “He potentially saved this man from a very serious fate.”

Source: USPS News Link