HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – The United States Postal Service recognized a mail carrier Thursday morning for his heroic actions last year.

Terrell Brown was just six-months into his job at the Town-N-Country post office. He was delivering mail on Hobie Court when he heard a sound that was unusual. “I just remember like hearing a faint noise actually,” Brown said. “I was actually thinking it was my brakes.”

It wasn’t. An elderly man had fallen off a ladder and hit his head. He was calling out for help. Brown swung into action.

“Just made the decision. Let’s get an ambulance out here. Stayed with him to make sure he was alright,” he said.

On Thursday morning, Brown was honored by the Postal Service.

And Hao Ho, the man who was injured that day last year, appeared at a ceremony with postal officials to laud Brown for his actions.

“I’m very, very proud of what he’s done,” said district manager Eric Chavez. “I think he exemplifies what all of our carriers do all the time. I’m very proud of what he did.”

Brown was also recognized with a plaque and a letter from Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

He took the recognition in stride. “I’m glad that he’s fine,” he said. “And I helped.”THE STORIES OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: