Letter carrier killed while delivering the mail: Tyson Barnette, 26, was shot and killed on Saturday evening while delivering the mail on his regular route in Cheverly, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the letter carrier and his family during this very difficult time. We are all deeply saddened,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said. “The nation’s letter carriers deliver the mail in every community throughout the country. This tragic incident highlights the need in all operational decisions about how and when mail is delivered to give priority consideration to the safety of these dedicated public servants.” The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the killing. Click here to read more.
Other news items on the shooting:
Maryland Letter Carrier Gunned Down While Delivering Mail
Vigil for Letter Carrier Killed on Duty in Landover, Maryland
Video: Postal Workers Say Letter Carrier Death in Maryland Was Preventable