San Ramon: Postal carrier credited for saving senior with Parkinson's

Robert Doppler honored by USPS at special ceremony

Just before Mother’s Day, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in San Ramon came to the aid of an elderly woman with Parkinson's disease after she was injured in a fall, likely saving her life and recently earning a personal letter of recognition from the Postmaster General of the United States.

Robert Doppler was driving along his usual route ahead of the holiday, when he came upon an 81-year-old woman lying on the ground near her mailbox, motionless and bleeding from her head, according to USPS officials. Upon finding the woman Doppler immediately called 9-1-1 and waited by her side until help arrived.

The woman had lost her balance when she attempted to sit on an electrical box and fell, striking her head on the curb, and because of her illness could not get back up without assistance from Doppler, and a UPS driver who had also stopped to help.

“You might say ‘oh you were in the right place at the right time,’ which would be true. But that alone doesn’t make people step up to help someone who’s badly hurt and can’t help themselves,” the daughter of the woman wrote in a personal letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

She went on to say that Doppler helped save a loving member of their family who is the mother of three, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of three, according to USPS officials.

USPS officials honored Doppler for his life-saving efforts during a ceremony at his San Ramon Post Office on Wednesday morning.

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6 people like this
Posted by Kristine
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 29, 2019 at 6:54 am

Way to go! I'm glad he was recognized for his kind effort and also to the UPS driver who assisted.

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Posted by Lana Andrews
a resident of Blackhawk
9 hours ago

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