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Courageous countdown: No. 5

Buffalo, NY, Business Mail Technician Jack Harzynski

Link is looking back at the year in “Heroes’ Corner” with a countdown of the five most-viewed articles.

Coming in at No. 5 is “Legal aid,” the story of Jack Harzynski.

The Buffalo, NY, business mail technician was off duty when he came to the aid of a sheriff struggling to defend himself during a knife attack alongside a road.

“I knew I had to make a decision,” Harzynski told The Buffalo News. “I felt the guy was about to stab the cop.”

If you know of heroic colleagues like Harzysnki, the Postal Service wants to know about them, too.

Employees recognized through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program must be nominated for the award. Corporate Communications reviews nominations for accuracy, then sends them to the Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General for approval.

Following approval, each nominee receives a commendation letter from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan.

Honorees are also featured in Link’s “Heroes’ Corner” column. Additionally, a heroes’ wall at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, displays stories and photos.

To nominate an employee, complete PS Form 400, Corporate Communications PMG Hero Nomination, and email it to

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