Where Did 'Going Postal' Come From?


It was just another summer Wednesday in Oklahoma.


The state was waking up to another day promising near 100-degree temperatures, when the airwaves began to crackle with shocking news coming out of Edmond.


Something was happening at the Edmond Post Office. There were reports of shots fired and possible casualties.


At the time, early on the morning of Aug. 20, 1986, we didn’t know the half of it.


At about 7 a.m. that day Patrick Sherrill, an employee of the Edmond Post Office who had a history of discipline problems on the job, walked into his workplace carrying three handguns, two .45s and a .22, and began systematically shooting his fellow employees.

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