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Courageous countdown: No. 4

Richmond, MI, City Carrier Assistant Dominique Brooks

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

Coming in at No. 4 is He’s not playing,” the story of Dominique Brooks.

The city carrier assistant was delivering mail one day last December in Richmond, MI, when she came upon a barefoot 4-year-old boy wandering alone, clad only in pajamas.

Brooks immediately called 911 and her supervisor, then sheltered the child in her postal vehicle until emergency responders arrived.

A neighbor told police that the lad, who had signs of frostbite on his hands and feet, had been outside for over an hour.

His parents were eventually located.

“They were so grateful that Dominique found and cared for their son, who had slipped out the door while everyone was sleeping,” said local Customer Services Supervisor Bryanna Owen.

If you know of heroic colleagues like Brooks, 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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