Carrier Helps Motorists in Need

Tipton, IA, Rural Carrier Bob Klemme

Tipton, IA, Rural Carrier Bob Klemme

While Tipton, IA, Rural Carrier Bob Klemme drove along his route in June, he spotted a family on the side of the road with a flat tire. Concerned for their well-being, Klemme stopped and offered his assistance. When he finished doing what he could to help, he continued along his route. The family was grateful for his support, but when they wanted to write him a letter to express their thanks, they realized that they didn’t know his last name. That’s when their daughter suggested they add the name of the celebrity she thought he resembled.

“Hi, Bob (Garth Brooks). Just a short thank you for stopping to help our family out June 27. My husband truly appreciated everything you did to help. He finally got the tire off with a crowbar, got the tire changed and made it to Kewanee safe and sound. Again, thank you. You truly are a good person.

“Tom and Norine L.”

Klemme’s drive to help others didn’t end there. Two weeks ago while driving along his route, he came upon the scene of a head-on collision.  No one was seriously hurt, but his concern for the driver of the car in the photo to the right prompted Klemme to sit the driver in his Jeep until the ambulance arrived. When the driver was secured in the emergency vehicle, Klemme continued delivering his route.

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