One year after mail carrier Aundre Cross was shot and killed, his friends and fellow postal workers gathered Saturday to remember his life.
Retired Milwaukee mail carrier Michael Carter recalled Cross, who was an 18-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, as a cheerful and compassionate person.
“Aundre was the most caring person that you would ever come across. Aundre would give you the shirt off his back,” Carter said. “If you had a problem, Aundre was there to solve it.”
Postal workers held candles and released balloons at a memorial service in the 5000 block of North 65th Street, where on Dec. 9, 2022, prosecutors say a gunman shot Cross, 44, in the head while he was delivering mail. Ald. Mark Chambers announced that Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the Common Council had proclaimed Dec. 9 as Aundre Cross Day in his honor.