LAYTON, Utah — A mailman of more than 42 years in Utah who is about to retire received some extra-special gifts as thanks for his service.
According to KSL in Salt Lake City, Brent Coulam, a mailman in Layton, Utah, has given service to his community that goes beyond just delivering letters. Among his acts over the years, he has carried groceries and has taken mail directly to residents’ doors when he knew someone in the family was sick. Just a couple of weeks ago, according to KSL, he saw a truck on fire and ran up to the home to alert the owners.
To show their appreciation for his years of dedication, the community attached balloons to mailboxes filled with notes and gifts Saturday, the last day before his retirement, according to KSL.
KSL reported some community members also collected “fun money” for him to use on a vacation in Hawaii.
When it came to his service, Coulam told KSL, “It’s just part of the job. It really is part of the job. You’re supposed to keep our eye on the public.”
Watch his story in the video above.