USPS letter carrier Tasha Ewing honored as 'Community Hero' for helping Aurora police nab burglars

AURORA, Colo. - A US Postal Service letter carrier in Aurora has been honored as a "Community Hero" after police said she helped officers nab suspects sought in a string of home burglaries.

Postal officials said Tasha Ewing noticed a garage door open, a suspicious vehicle and broken glass at a home on her route and called 911. She provided a description of the suspects and their vehicle. 

Ewing's intervention and quick thinking helped Aurora Police apprehend the suspects, who are now under investigation for a string of similar crimes, according to authorities.

"Tasha's direct concern and selflessness makes her a hero in the eyes of the Postal Service and to her community," said Aurora Postmaster Joelle Zamora. "We are often the eyes and ears of where we serve."

"Because Letter Carrier Ewing recognized something out of the ordinary and took the time to report it to the police, she greatly assisted us with the apprehension of three burglars and a car thief," said interim Aurora Police Chief Terry Jones. "Actions such as hers contribute to the betterment of the City of Aurora, making it a safe place to live for its citizens."

Ewing was presented with a "Community Hero" award Wednesday by Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman and Chief Jones.

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