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Letter carriers honored for saving 2: 'Stop and help people, that's all there is to it'

“They're great people, but they're also, from my perspective, from a postmaster they're great employees as well. They take pride in their job,” Postmaster Cristina Risa said. (SBG)

BLUE RIVER, Ore. - A couple in Blue River was honored with letters of recognition from the postmaster for going above and beyond their job description.

The two have served the community through the mail service, but over the last few months they gave back to the community in a different way.

“They're great people, but they're also, from my perspective, from a postmaster they're great employees as well. They take pride in their job,” Postmaster Cristina Risa said.

Jane and Glenn Bills saved two people over the last five months while on their mail route.

Jane Bills helped a gas attendant to safety after she fell under the mail truck with fuel on her body.

“They told us to wet her down and get the fuel off of her and her clothes as well as [best] we could because of the chemical burns,” Jane Bills said.

And Glenn Bills helped a man on the side of the road that was almost hypothermic.

“Stop and help people, that's all there is to it,” Bills said.

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