Princeton mailman given hero award for helping stop dog attack

PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) – A Princeton mailman was awarded the Postmaster General Hero Award for his part in saving a man being attacked by a dog.

Mark Schuh is a 38 year veteran of the United States Postal Service. Schuh said that he’s had many run-ins with aggressive dogs during his career, but the attack on March 4 was unlike anything he’s ever seen.

Keith Fouts was out for a walk with his dog, when suddenly a neighbor’s dog attacked Fouts’s dog.

“I’ve never been in a life or death situation in my life. I never was in service, never was in war, never had any experience, but that truly was a life or death situation,” Fouts said. “That dog intended to kill my dog. There was no question in my mind about it. She wouldn’t give up, she was determined to kill my dog, and I was determined that she wouldn’t.”

Schuh was a couple houses down when he saw the dog begin to follow Fouts.


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