DENVER - The U.S. Postal Service honored a letter carrier from Aurora Monday with a USPS Postal Hero Award.
On March 13, carrier Danny Chavis became concerned about one of his customers who lives on South Hannibal Street in Aurora after the man had not checked his mail for several days.
Chavis reached out to one of the customer's neighbor 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 taken to the 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.
Chavis was awarded a certificate at a ceremony on Monday, which is also National Superhero Day. A day created by a group of employees at Marvel Comics.