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On Monday, a correctional officer was doing a work detail when he suddenly became unresponsive. Six offenders rushed to the officer’s aid and revived him, earning them the title of heroes.
When the convicts of the Polk County Jail in Georgia were working outside on a particularly muggy morning, their security officer, who had asked not to be recognized, passed out and the inmates began to work.
At that point, the captives had the opportunity to escape by taking the van and the man’s gun with them; but, their primary concern was for the man’s well-being.
When the convicts reached the fallen officer, they saw that he was unresponsive and not breathing.
After that, the criminals took off his gun belt and protective vest so that they could administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and one of the inmates used the officer’s phone to call emergency services.
The security guy had already started breathing again, albeit in a labored manner, by the time the emergency medical staff came to assist him.
After that, the cop was transported to the hospital, and he has been there ever since, making a recovery from the earlier incident.
In order to show their gratitude for the help they provided, members of the fallen officer’s family provided the six men with lunch and dessert.
In addition, Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said that he would be reducing the amount of time that each of the six guys would have to spend in jail by around 25 percent.
However, the prisoners are of the opinion that it was just the morally acceptable thing to do.
Greg Williams stated to WXIA-TV News, “When it occurred, in my opinion, it wasn’t about who is in jail and who wasn’t,” regarding the situation. “There was a man who had fallen, and we were obligated to assist him.”
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