Dale Justus was a new employee of the United States Postal Service on July 21, 1986. His new job as a rural mail carrier at the post office in Edmond, Oklahoma, assured him great opportunities for the future. It would be nearly a month later, on August 20, that City Letter Carrier Patrick Henry Sherrill came to work with three guns in his mail bag and used two of them to massacre fourteen of his fellow workers and seriously wound six others before taking his own life. Justuss secure future almost ended after only thirty days on the job.
There have been several accounts of what happened on that blackest day in the history of the postal service. Some accounts have offered incomplete portions of the truth, but most of these were written by those with no personal knowledge of the facts. It has taken twenty-five years for someone to write a thoughtful, factual account about this unspeakable tragedy.
Walk with Justus as he recounts a story that begins years before that fatal day and extends well past the actual event. Experience the terror and unfathomable aftermath with him and the other employees who were at the Edmond Post Office on that fateful day.