Las Vegas gunman worked as a letter carrier from 1976-1978

(Associated Press) The Las Vegas gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a country music festival worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and in an auditing department over a 10-year period.

A spokeswoman for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock’s employment included about two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.

After that, he worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for six years until 1984. And then he worked a defense auditing job for about 18 months.

The information helped complete the timeline surrounding the 64-year-old Paddock’s life. He graduated from college in 1977 from Cal State Northridge and also worked for a defense contractor in the late 1980s.


12 thoughts on “Las Vegas gunman worked as a letter carrier from 1976-1978

  1. Programming people is part of the way government works . Working for postal service ,I.r.s or anywhere else people are being used to do dirty work.some people in government work on special program where these thing were used but no one will say anything. MILITARY? WOW a lot of Veterans at the postal service.think about it….

    • You think government is the only place that brainwashes or tries to brainwash its workers? Let’s consider Wal-Mart. They do all they can to convince their overworked, underpaid and often abused employees that it’s all “family”, they call them “associates”, which means nothing, and look out if a union organization comes sniffing around. I come from NW Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, and I could tell you tales of abuses that would stand your hair up. Other businesses have their own versions of “brainwashing”, or occupational conditioning, whichever term one prefers. But your comment still has nothing to do with what happened in Las Vegas. You are going off on another tangent that really doesn’t have a connection with the mass murders. I carried for 32 + years, and nobody was ever successful on the NALC or management side in getting me to drink the kool-aid, so to speak. I do not think postal employees are destined to “go postal” any more than any other person, which is my point. There simply is no real proof of that. When we are dealing with the largest employer in the country, with around 800,000 employees, it stands to reason not every worker is going to be perfect. I will agree that this article was pointless, and just invited negative commentary. They ought to pull it right now and quit sensationalizing the tragedy like everybody else in the media is doing.

  2. Wow ..i was a letter carrier for 10 years and in your novel you wrote that BRAIN WASHING does happen …..people are dead it didn’t matter where he worked..but this is a postal website why put that the shooter work here? We didn’t need to know that and who cares where he worked.but postal reporter is making it a important matter that he work at the post office .why ? Who cares…

  3. These comments are mean spirited and insulting. I’d like to ask “Tom” how he “knows” this gunman was brainwashed. Note the gunman was only in the USPS for about two years. How do we know the IRS didn’t “program” him? To make such allegations are not funny at all, and absurd to boot. And really, haven’t we heard enough idiotic “going Postal” jokes?
    I carried mail as a city carrier for 32+ years, and I do not appreciate the assumptions. I furthermore do not see the point in making an article out of this worthless information.
    We have a horrifying situation in this country as far as gun control and mass murder is concerned, and only the most insensitive and callous among us are resorting to bad jokes about Las Vegas. It must not occur to them that if some similar tragedy happened to them or a loved one, they would be rightfully grievous, but incensed at the cruelty of remarks like this. But alas, in a selfish society like ours, far too many people are only interested in their own fascinating selves (their assessment, not mine) and have absolutely no feelings of empathy for anybody else.
    Adults ought to know better, but crap like this we see posted, and I know there’s tons of stuff out there that’s much much worse, proves they are adult in name only. I read a post that unbelievably said it was a good thing 58 people died because they were evil and the world is overpopulated anyway, and that is the cause of global warming. I can’t make up insane shit like this. I never ever want to meet anybody this deranged, but I fear they’re a lot closer than I want to know.

  4. That is what happens to people after working in the postal service….PROGRAMED BRAIN WASHING..i bet he never took a day off even when he was sick like many people do..HE WAS POSTAL BRAIN WASHED…

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