Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Prisoners save guard's life

Polk County, Georgia, is about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta. Recently, six prisoners were cutting grass at a cemetery as part of a work program. Only one police officer was guarding them, and he fainted and collapsed. It was a golden opportunity for the inmates to take his gun and escape in the van they came in. But instead, they took his phone, and called 911.

                                                                                                                       FOX 5 ATLANTA
They also opened his shirt and removed his bullet-proof vest, in case they had to do CPR. Paramedics arrived quickly and the officer is okay. One inmate later told local news that they never thought of running. "It wasn't about who was in jail and who wasn't," he said. "It was about a man going down, and we had to help him." Afterward, the men were treated to homemade lunch and desserts prepared by the officer's family, and the Sheriff said he would take about 1/4 off their sentences for their heroic actions.

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