Video by Lauren Roberts, Audio and photos by Will Roberts
When Murphysboro residents go out to their mailbox, chances are Willard “Brad” Bradley Jr. has already stopped by to deliver its daily contents.
Bradley said he is one of five regular letter carriers that cover the town while walking an average of 10 miles every day. Through his 20 years on the job, Bradley said he has seen families grow up and then have the children come back to start a family of their own. On his route Bradley said he has an opportunity to help people around town, whether that be helping an elderly person who has fallen, giving directions, or even stopping a burglary.