Postal worker rescues elderly woman

August 7, 2008 4:30:56 PM PDT
A Delaware letter carrier did more than bring the mail. He saved a life. 84 year old Mildrid Dolgos of New Castle fell in front of her home while gardening back in July. To her horror, she discovered she couldn't get up. For an hour she cried for help, but no one heard her, and no one stopped.

"My arm hurt, my hand hurt," Dolgos told Action News. "I'm 84 years old and my bottom don't move as good as the rest of me!"

She was stuck until postal worker Steve Williams came along. Williams was coming by to deliver Dolgos' mail, and saw the retired seamstress lying in the mulch. He helped her up, got her inside, and put an ice pack on her wrist while she called her daughter.

Dolgos was a little dehydrated and x-rays revealed her wrist was broken. However, Williams saved her from hours in the heat and possible heat stroke.

"It's kind of an extra part of our job, to look out for people," Williams said.

Thursday Williams was honored for the rescue by elected officials, postal officials and Dolgos' family.

"We do not hear enough about kind, compassionate, caring people," Mildrid's daughter, Charlene told Action News.

"Steve is one of them."

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