WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Cleveland mail carrier who led police into finding an ailing 91-year-old man is being honored by the union that represents postal workers across the country.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/19AdN1d ) reports the 39-year-old Jason Jones will receive the union's Special Carrier Alert Award this week in Washington.
Jones summoned police to the house of the senior last winter after he noticed untouched snow for several days around the elder's home.
The customer, Jack Clair, would typically notify Jones if he would be temporarily leaving town. The snow accumulation and the fact Clair didn't answer Jones' door knocking prompted the postal worker to contact authorities.
Police found Clair on the floor, unresponsive and malnourished. Clair has since recovered from his ailments.
Jones says he doesn't consider himself a hero.