Earlier in the year while delivering mail , Murray witnessed a woman chasing after her rollaway car . The customer fell under the car when she tried to stop it . Murray jumped into action to stop the car , alert her husband , and help rescue the woman . Fortunately , she did not sustain serious injuries .
When asked why he acted so quickly to come to the aid of his customer , Murray said , “ I didn ’ t have time to think . It was just instinct to want to help someone in need .”
“ It gives us great pride to have such an outstanding employee as Mr . Murray ,” said Postmaster David Norvell . “ USPS employees really do look out for their customers ”.
Pictured from left are Lead Sales and Service Associate Bill Abner ; Acting Manager , Post Office Operations Travis Graves ; Rural Carrier Eddie Bohinski ; Sales and Service Associate J . D . Black ; Rural Carrier Associate Joshua Murray ; and Kentucky-West Virginia District Manager Leeann Theriault . | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
The Postmaster General Hero Award is given to those who perform a heroic act above and beyond the call of duty while on the job .
Kentucky-West Virginia District Manager Leeann Theriault came to the East Bernstadt Post Office to make the presentation . In addition to a letter signed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy , Murray received a specially-designed plaque and a postal jacket .
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