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Letter carrier killed while delivering the mail

Tyson Barnette, 26, was shot and killed on Saturday evening while delivering the mail 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.”

President Rolando’s statement was carried by The Washington Post, CNN, Time and WTOP-FM.