Letter Carrier honored for saving young girl’s life

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs Letter Carrier will receive the Postmaster General Hero award for saving the life of a young girl in June 2022.

On June 15, Kimberly “Smitty” Smith was delivering an Express Mail at the Ridgeview Place Apartments. While making the delivery, the leasing office manager ran up to Smitty, dripping wet, and franticly asked if he knew CPR.

When Smitty said yes, he was led to a swimming pool where a young girl was lying face down next to the pool. Smitty reached the girl and immediately turned her onto her side and began to evacuate the stomach and lungs of water.

Smitty then proceeded to administer CPR and called 911. There were no outward signs of life when Smitty began CPR, according to a press release.


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