Mail Carrier Saves Madill Family

8-11-06 - A Madill mail carrier became a hero while walking his route this week. On Wednesday, Shawan Laws spotted a house on fire and alerted the family inside. They say it saved their home and their lives.

If you ask Shawan, he'll tell you it was like any other day. But if you ask the white family, they'd probably have a different story.

He was on his normal route. It was about two o'clock. When he reached 310 North Sixth, he found smoke billowing from the front door.

A mom, dad, and their infant daughter were inside asleep. It was Shawan’s knocking that saved their lives.

The White family had only lived on the block a few weeks. Their house sustained only minor damages.