After Odessa shooting kills postal worker, local mail carriers reflect on worker safety, meaning of Labor Day

Mary Granados was finishing her delivery route for the U.S. postal service Saturday afternoon when she was shot and killed as the suspect in the latest mass shooting in Odessa hijacked her mail van.

Danial Teasle, 60, of Victoria, worked at the station where Granados worked for 19 years.

Granados was a new hire and the two never met, said his wife, Louise Teasle, but it could’ve easily been him.

Louise Teasle, who is also a mail carrier, said the shooting reminds her of the everyday dangers postal workers endure.

After working for 25 years as a mail carrier, Danial Teasle said he’s realized most people don’t understand the difficult physical labor they endure.

On Labor Day, Teasle said it’s important to remember the unions that help workers maintain their safe working conditions and fair wages.


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