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Facing violence, Oklahoma postal workers call for new protections

June 20, 2024

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Postal workers are calling for change and new protections following an increase in postal robberies and violence.

Over the last year, at least eight postal workers in Oklahoma have been assaulted while doing their jobs.

Mail carriers gathered at the Oklahoma state Capitol in February to demand better protections and prosecution against attackers on the job.

Ken Mayfield, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Oklahoma City Branch 458, said that over the past year, several robberies have occurred in the metro area and at least four crimes in other parts of the state.

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