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Three prisoners locked in cells saved deputy’s life after he fell and lost consciousness
Featured Image Credit: Gwinnett County Jail / SWNS

Three prisoners locked in cells saved deputy’s life after he fell and lost consciousness

The prisoners in Georgia acted quickly and intelligently to help rescue their stricken guard

Three prisoners managed to come to the rescue of the deputy on their wing after he passed out and injured himself.

The three inmates were praised publicly by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook after they managed to wake the deputy up after he passed out.

The incident took place back in 2020, but it's still a nice story, so we're telling you it again.

The law enforcement organisation in Georgia explained how the deputy was performing security measures at the prisoners’ housing block when some inmates saw that he seemed to ‘be feeling sick’.

Despite being locked away, the prisoners kept an eye on him, eventually rousing him when he returned to his seat and passed out, smashing his head open on the floor.

The prisoners started generating noise by banging on doors and shouting him, finally managing to get him up enough to press the release button on their cells, where the prisoners rushed from to raise the alarm on his radio and via the phone on his desk.

In the end, help came quickly for the deputy and he made a recovery at home.

The three prisoners have been rightly praised for their quick thinking and actions.
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

In a statement praising the prisoners, the sheriff’s office said: “We are deeply appreciative to these three inmates for the courage, determination and kindness they displayed when they came to the rescue of our deputy who recently suffered a medical emergency while supervising a jail housing unit.

“The inmates noticed our deputy appeared to be feeling poorly as he conducted his security procedures in the housing unit.

“Although they were locked in their cells, they kept an eye on him as he returned to his seat at the deputy desk, where he lost consciousness and fell onto the concrete floor, splitting his head open.

“The inmates whose rooms were close enough to see what was happening began pounding on their doors.

“Soon the entire unit was thundering with noise as many inmates pounded on the doors shouting for our deputy who lay unconscious and heavily bleeding on the floor.

The statement continued: “Our deputy later stated that while he did not realize he'd been unconscious, he became aware of what sounded like pounding drums and could hear inmates shouting his name over and over.

“He immediately thought an inmate needed help and somehow managed to rise to his feet and press the control panel to open cell doors.

“Three inmates rushed out of their rooms to render aid to our deputy, who lost consciousness once again.

“The inmates sought help with the use of the deputy's desk phone and his radio.

“Their efforts were successful and help arrived almost immediately.

“We're happy to report that our deputy survived the harrowing incident and is recovering at home until he can return to duty.

“These inmates came to his aid because our deputy, like most law enforcement officers, treats people with the dignity they deserve."

The prisoners rushed from their cells to help out.
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It concluded: “These inmates had no obligation whatsoever to render aid to a bleeding, vulnerable deputy, but they didn't hesitate.

“Many people have strong opinions about law enforcement officers and criminals, but this incident clearly illustrates the potential goodness found in both.

“We're proud of our deputy, whose strong desire to serve gave him the strength to activate the door release when he believed an inmate needed his help.

“In doing so, he released his rescuers.

“We're proud of them, too. Thank you.”

Topics: US News, Crime, Health, Good News