Local mail carrier honored in Washington D.C. at heroes awards
EL CAJON (KUSI) — A local mail carrier was honored in Washington D.C. Wednesday for his heroic efforts.
David Crestik from El Cajon saved a woman from her burning home while delivering the mail.
Back in July 2014, Crestik was on his usual mail route when he noticed flames from the home of Sharen Branden.
At first, he thought she was barbequing but he then noticed thick smoking coming from a screen door.
He dropped his mail bag and went inside to rescue Branden.
While her home was destroyed, Branden is still thankful for Crestik’s efforts.