HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two-dozen Huntsville mail carriers were recognized Thursday morning for their outstanding safety records.
The US Postal Service honored 21 employees for logging one-million miles without an accident.
Three employees, each with decades of service to the USPS, received awards for traveling two-million accident-free miles on their routes.
Larry Worley has been with the USPS for nearly 55 years. He’s had the same South Huntsville route for almost 50 years. For him, it’s more than just a job.
“I’ve got the kids, grandkids, great-grand kids that I’ve watched grow up over the years. So, I consider them an extended part of my family,” Worley says.
After receiving his award, Worley jokingly asked whether all the miles he had ridden on his pony had counted toward his total.
He also encouraged his fellow mail carriers to keep up the good work, watching out for the people along their routes.
Clay Thomas and Freddie Moore were also honored for reaching the two-million mile mark.