Yellow Ribbon sculpture.

Going Postal Memorial

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Edmond, Oklahoma

Patrick Sherrill was a relief mail carrier for the Edmond post office, had anger issues, and was worried that he was losing his job. He was also a former Marine and an expert marksman. On the morning of August 20, 1986, he entered the post office, shot and killed one of his supervisors, then calmly walked through the facility, gunning down his co-workers. In less than 15 minutes he had shot 20 of them and killed 14, before shooting himself in the head.

Three years later Edmond unveiled a memorial to the victims, at the massacre spot; its main feature is a statue of a man and woman, holding a large yellow ribbon, in the center of a fountain with 14 jets of water.

Although the horrible massacre spawned the phrase, "going postal," understandably that isn't mentioned on the memorial. The sculpture is entitled "The Yellow Ribbon."

Going Postal Memorial

Address:
200 N. Broadway, Edmond, OK
Directions:
Stands in the center of a circular fountain outside the post office, on the north edge of downtown. On the north side of E. Campbell St., just east of its intersection with N. Broadway.
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