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Postman takes 'drive safely' to heart

December 12, 2008 4:20:39 PM PST
A postman is being honored for having a safe driving record while delivering the mail for decades.For 40 years, Harry Clark has been delivering mail in New Castle County, driving, in all sorts of weather.

Harry's coworkers gathered at the Newark Post Office to honor him for a distinction that goes beyond his years of service.

"This is the first time I've ever attended a recognition for 40 years of safe driving without an accident; that is a phenomenal accomplishment," operations manager Beth Kulikowski

Harry got a trophy for his triumphs; he received his first, ten years ago for a 30 year safe driving record.

"You just have to be careful, be aware of what's going on all time. That's it. That's all I can say," Harry said.

"It's impressive. Harry's a good worker. I've known him for about 8 years. He's cautious and very dedicated to what he does," postal worker Brian Suarez said.

Harry is a tough act to follow, not only around here, but at home.

"My oldest, he's 17 and he had his first accident, already," Harry said.

Harry hopes his son and his coworkers at the post office learn from him; being cautious and careful behind the wheel is the lesson he wants to drive home.

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