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3 thoughts on “2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Letter Carrier Dies After Pit Bull Attack in Escondido

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  1. California has now had three Postal workers killed by dogs….

    2 by Pitties and 1 Rottweiler.

    Pre-emptive BSL is a CROCK!

  2. I bet the USPS would like "dog bites" removed from the medical examiner's report, as it places them on the hook financially. If an employee dies of pre-existing medical conditions, the USPS pays nothing. If an employee dies, in even part, due to a dog attack, that is a different matter. The USPS has ALWAYS supported dog owners (Be more responsible!) in the dangerous dog mess, even at the cost of their own employees who face one of the worst tasks of all — Delivering mail to the homes of all dog owners! I guess this is why they kept her death out of the papers as long as possible.

    Commenter mnkyboymike
    mnkyboymike said on: March 8, 2012, 3:35 am
    the post office is trying to say she passed of a pre-existing condition. can't wait till the post office goes away.

    Commenter Imagine
    imagine said on: March 8, 2012, 8:28 pm
    Having delivered those walking routes in Escondido I know what he is talking about. We have very little protection, and almost no protection from the post office after an incident. I guarantee you the 45 incidents reported in 2010 is extremely low because some carriers are scared get in trouble. The answer is simple, restrain the dogs, I don't care what breed. This was in no way her fault!! anybody who says otherwise is in denial and part of the problem. She is not the first carrier to die by way of a dog and unfortunately she won't be the last. We need the publics help and to be brutally honest, we don't get it, most people just laugh about our encounters with dogs.

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