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Courageous countdown: No. 2

Spencerville, OH, Retail Associate Stacy Jorgensen

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 “A losing proposition,” the story of Stacy Jorgensen.

The retail associate was on duty in Spencerville, OH, when she grew concerned about an older customer who purchased a $600 money order and mailed it via Priority Mail Express.

Having been alerted to a similar transaction by the same man earlier in the week, Jorgensen intercepted the envelope and called the Inspection Service, as well as his nursing home.

It was determined that the customer was ensnared in a foreign lottery scheme.

He had already been bilked out of $1,000 in discount-store gift cards by scammers who had used social media to contact him in his nursing home room.

“Thankfully Stacy was alert, putting an end to this scheme and saving the customer money,” the local postmaster said.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Jorgensen, 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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