Of 10 letter carriers being honored for heroism in the country, half are from Metro Detroit, officials announced.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Heroes of the Year will be honored at a luncheon in Washington D.C. on Wednesday for their actions in the last year.
Of those honored from Michigan, Brandon Franklin of Waterford, who sprinted after a runaway Jeep whose driver had fallen unconscious and then in acrobatic fashion dove headfirst through the window to navigate the vehicle to safety as it neared a school zone, is Central Region Hero of the Year.
It was last September when Franklin was on his normal route through West Bloomfield when he saw a Jeep with its hazard lights on, moving slowly and swerving lanes. He said he looked inside but didn’t see anyone in it at first. After circling around, he saw a woman slumped over at the wheel, passed out, he said.
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