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Gillespie, IL, Letter Carrier Brenda Martin

Letter Carrier Brenda Martin was recently making deliveries in Gillespie, IL, when she grew concerned about an older customer whose mail was piling up over several days and whose car had not been moved during that time.

After knocking on doors at the man’s residence and getting no response, Martin checked with neighbors, then decided to contact the local police department.

Responding officers discovered that the customer, who had suffered a heart attack, was dead.

The man’s children, who live out of state, later contacted the Postal Service to thank Martin for her attentiveness.

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