A bill seeks to end a 2020 directive by U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that restricted postal officers to protecting the agency’s buildings and properties only.
According to the U.S. Postal Service’s famous but unofficial motto, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
Weather conditions might not challenge the nation’s mail carriers, but as of late, crimes against them have.
Across the country, armed robberies of letter carriers have leapt from 36 in 2018 to 154 in 2021, according to the Postal Inspection Service.