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Courageous countdown: No. 1

Louisville, KY, Letter Carrier Josh Williamson

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

Coming in at No. 1 is “He’s not joshing,” the story of Josh Williamson.

The letter carrier was off duty at a Louisville, KY, bar on a summer night when a crisis erupted:

A man wielding a loaded gun entered the establishment.

Williamson and an acquaintance sprang into action, safely disarming and restraining the man until police officers arrived and took him into custody.

“The judge called this a narrowly avoided mass shooting incident,” said Christopher Gray, acting Iroquois Station manager.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Williamson, 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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