Friday, March 23, 2012

Everyday Heroics

In 2001 the PMG Hero Program was started to recognize the selfless acts of so many USPS employees. Every day carriers, clerks and others are a watchful presence in their communities where they serve.

In the nine years since it was started the awards have gone from 220 to 400 per year. Below is one example of how our employees make a difference.

Tom Sankoski was resently presented the Everyday Hero Award. Pictured are, St. Petersburg, FL, Manager of Mail Processing Gil Grim, Supervisor of Transportation Operations Brad Abbott, Tractor Trailer Operator Tom Sankowski and St. Petersburg Officer in Charge Bill Bishoff.

On the evening of January 18th, Tractor Trailer Operator Tom Sankowski was traveling Northbound on the Howard Franklin Bridge when he noticed that a pick up truck pulling a lawn service trailer had stopped on the four lane highway.

The driver of the pick up had jumped out of the vehicle and was frantically waving his arms in the air. Traffic had slowed down, but no one stopped to help. Tom put on his flashing hazard lights, same to a stop and safely exited his vehicle to see what was wrong. The passenger of the pick up was in severe distress and was having a seizure.

Tom quickly jumped in to assist. He turned the passenger on his side and cleared his passage way to allow him to breathe. Tom also called 911 and waited for help.

Tom’s quick action likely saved the life of the passenger. He went above and beyond to assist someone in need. And he's just one of many. Visit to see more.

Do you know a postal hero? Comment here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good job !!
I'm sure there are many more out there that should get recognized but don't.