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 “Girl, interrupted,” the story of Maci Myers.
The rural carrier was delivering mail in Cyril, OK, last winter when she noticed a little girl wandering outside a residence.
While it wasn’t unusual for Myers to encounter children on her route, she sensed that something wasn’t quite right. She stopped and asked the girl if she was OK.
The postal employee was uneasy with the girl’s responses and notified authorities.
That simple act of compassion eventually led to the revelation of a terrible crime — and may have saved the life of the child, who was taken into protective custody.
It turned out the girl, 5, had a 4-year-old sister who was missing, and a nationwide search for her was launched.
Tragically, the body of the missing 4-year-old was found in a remote field a week later.
Myers and her husband helped in the search for the missing girl and raised money for the future care of the surviving 5-year-old sister.
If you know of heroic colleagues like Myers, 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 PMG_HeroNominations@usps.gov.