AURORA, Colo. - A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Aurora is being honored as a community hero for coming to the aid of an elderly customer on his route.
On March 13, USPS carrier Danny Chavis expressed concern for one of his customers who lives on South Hannibal Street in Aurora after the man had not checked his mail for several days.
Chavis then reached out to a neighbor of the customer who had contact information for the man's family. The family visited the home and found the man suffering from a stroke and incapacitated inside the house.
The man was then raced to a hospital for treatment.
The USPS said Chavis is a reluctant hero, but is a great example of how letter carriers serve as the eyes and ears of their community.
On Monday at 8 a.m., the USPS will hold a special ceremony at the Aurora Post Office at 16890 E. Alameda Pkwy to recognize Chavis with the USPS Postal Hero Award.