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Postal worker Jeff Hinchcliffe was delivering a package to a Cottage Grove house when he heard the homeowner asking for help from inside the garage. The man had fallen and was lying in a pool of blood. Hinchcliffe called 911 and first responders were able to help the man. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Postal worker comes to aid of bloodied Cottage Grove man

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Jeff Hinchcliffe went from letter carrier to life saver during a recent mail route.

The postal worker’s fortuitous mail stop in Cottage Grove led to him helping an injured homeowner who was bloodied and sprawled motionless on a cold garage floor.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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