Inmates save correctional officer who passed out during work detail

Pauline Gross
June 20, 2017

Six prison inmates cutting grass in a cemetery on work detail in Georgia saved the life of a correctional officer who collapsed in the intense heat.

The six inmates made a decision to act.

After the officer passed out, inmates immediately removed his bulletproof vest so they could perform CPR.

According to a Facebook post made by the official Sheriff's Office page, the inmates were on a work detail last Monday when a correctional officer fainted. One of the inmates, identified as Greg Williams, told the station that the officer then started breathing "real heavy and real fast".

Six of the inmates who were there jumped into action and quickly grabbed the officer's phone and dialed 911.

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Emergency responders eventually arrived and provided assistance. The officer was providing security for the inmates when he passed out.

"They really stepped up in a time of crisis and show that they care about my officers", Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moates said.

The inmates are being treated to homemade lunch and desserts prepared by the officer's family. They treat them like people.

"We are very proud of the actions of all 6 inmates involved", the post read.

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