Inmates Save Correctional Officer Who Passed Out During Work Detail
June 21, 2017
A group of inmates in Polk County, Georgia, are being praised after they helped save a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail.
Credit: Polk County Sheriff’s Office
“On Monday morning one of our Detail Officers passed out while providing security for his detail on the job site and all six inmates took action to render aid by grabbing his work phone and calling 911 to get EMS and Officers on the scene,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wrote.
They also removed his outer carrier vest in attempts to help cool him off.
EMS eventually arrived to the scene and provided assistance, but the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is applauding the inmates’ quick actions.
“They really stepped up in a time of crisis and show that they care about my officers,” Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said. “That really speaks a lot about my officers too, how they treat these inmates. They treat them like people. Like family.”
Inmate Greg Williams said the group just did what they thought they needed to do.
“When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn’t about who is in jail and who wasn’t,” Williams said. “It was about a man going down and we had to help him.”