Mountain Home postal carrier who aided injured resident receives award

newsroom@idahostatesman.comApril 28, 2014 

Mountain Home City Carrier Ken Iverson receives a Postal Hero Award certificate at a ceremony at the Mountain Home Post Office on Monday.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

While delivering a package in March, Ken Iverson heard a loud crash inside the house. He was concerned the elderly resident inside was injured, and when he investigated he found that she had hurt herself badly in a fall.

Iverson entered the residence, rendered aid and called emergency personnel, according to the U.S. Postal Service. For his actions, he was recognized Monday with the USPS Postal Hero Award.

“The Postal Service is proud to recognize this extraordinary employee as one of the real superheroes of our community,” Mountain Home Postmaster Daniel Day said in a press release.

“Ken’s actions in this case are a testament to his character and are a reflection of a proud team of employees at the Mountain Home Post Office,” Day added.

Postal officials noted in Monday's release that today is National Superhero Day. The Postal Service has new limited-edition Priority Mail shipping boxes featuring The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Last year, the Postal Service recognized 262 postal employees for heroic acts.

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