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Courageous countdown: No. 8

Anaheim, CA, Letter Carrier Esther Perez

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

Coming in at No. 8 is “Crash course of action,” the story of Esther Perez.

The letter carrier was delivering mail in Anaheim, CA, when she saw a car crash into a tree.

While a bystander called 911, Perez rushed to render aid.

She safely performed CPR on the driver, who had blacked out before the accident and wasn’t breathing, until paramedics arrived and took over.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Perez, 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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