Target: United States Postal Service Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe
Goal: Find and investigate the package that made Orlando postal worker seriously ill.
Last year, Jeffrey Lill, a postal worker in Orlando, Florida, found a package in a sorting facility that was leaking an unknown substance and had a strong smell. He reported the package to his supervisor, and it disappeared. Now, Lill is very ill from toxic exposure, but without the package, it cannot be determined exactly what he has been exposed to. The United States Postal Service now claims the package did not exist and refuses to investigate.
When the package was initially reported to Lill’s supervisor, the United States Postal Service did not investigate it as a security or health threat. Protocol for a package containing a possibly toxic substance was not followed, and this may have led to Lill’s serious condition. Now, the USPS is claiming there was no evidence of this package or a report of a chemical spill, despite evidence to the contrary. Lill sent a time-stamped email to his supervisor on the day he discovered the package. Lill’s symptoms and the evidence of the report show that the package must have existed, and the USPS has a duty to investigate it.
There are worries that whatever was in this package may have been a chemical weapon. As such, it must be investigated in order to protect all people who work in or use the United States Postal Service. Even if the package did not pose a threat to safety, it has clearly damaged Lill’s health and he deserves the same protection an investigation would bring. If the toxin that was in the package could be known, the postal worker’s life might be saved.
Dear Postmaster General Donahoe,
Postal worker Jeffrey Lill has fallen sick after handling a package leaking an unknown substance. However, the United States Postal Service has since claimed that the package does not exist, effectively refusing to help Lill and his doctors determine what caused his illness.
I ask you to investigate this matter. The contents of this package may pose a threat to national security or health. Whatever it was, it has definitely harmed Lill, and he cannot recover until the toxin that was in this package is discovered. Even if there is no serious national threat posed by this package, Lill deserves this protection from the postal service for which he has been a loyal employee.
[Your Name Here]