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Courageous countdown: No. 2

Corinth, MS, Rural Carrier Associate Abby Puckett

Link is looking back at the year in “Heroes’ Corner” with a countdown of the 10 most-viewed articles.

Coming in at No. 2 is Fearsome fivesome,” the story of Abby Puckett.

The Corinth, MS, rural carrier associate was delivering mail when she came upon an 18-year-old customer being attacked by five dogs.

Puckett used repellent spray to safely end the attack, then called 911 after carrying the teenager to the postal vehicle to get out of harm’s way.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene, and the victim was flown to Memphis, TN, for medical treatment.

“The consensus among the responding personnel was that the young woman would have been killed without Abby’s intervention and assistance,” said Corinth Postmaster Leslie Aldridge.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Puckett, 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 Postal Inspection Service and the Office of Inspector General for approval.

Following approval, each nominee receives a commendation letter from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Honorees are also featured in Link’s “Heroes’ Corner” column.

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

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