William H. Young, president of the 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers, today issued the following statement regarding the shooting death today in Pompano Beach, Florida of retired letter carrier Paul Rein. Rein, who became a sheriff’s deputy for the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, was slain while transporting a prisoner to court:
“It is shocking to learn of the tragic shooting death of NALC retired member Paul Rein as he performed his regular law enforcement duties in transporting a prisoner for the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.
Brother Rein had a lengthy career as a letter carrier in New York and Florida before retiring from the Postal Service in 1987. Soon thereafter, he joined the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, but has remained a member of our union.
On behalf of NALC’s 300,000 active and retired members, I extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this period of mourning.”
source: National Association of Letter Carriers