Bucks County Postal Carrier Recognized for Recent Heroism with Postmaster General Hero Award

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The postal carrier was recognized for his recent heroism.

A man from Bucks County his being honored for his recent act of heroism while delivering mail to his fellow local residents. Staff writers at CBS Philadelphia wrote about the local man.

Eugene Petrucci, a Bucks County postal carrier, was recognized with a Postmaster General Hero Award for his bravery in forcing his way into a burning home to save three trapped dogs. Petrucci received a letter from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to a chorus of applause from his coworkers.

On Jan. 10, the retired U.S. Army Captain was delivering mail in Buckingham Township when he noticed that a garage attached to one of the homes was on fire. He immediately ran to the house and started pounding on the door, but received no answer.

Since the home is on his regular route, he knew there were three dogs inside the house. He forced open the door to make sure the animals could get out.

“I was very, very happy to do that,” said Petrucci. “I do love the people on my route. Most of them are almost like family to me, so that’s like something I would do for my family.”

Two of the dogs followed Petrucci out while the third hid under the bed and was later rescued by firefighters.

Watch the entire segment at CBS Philadelphia.


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