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Georgia Inmates Get Reduced Sentences for Saving Collapsed Guard

They were also rewarded with lunch in the park and desserts from the guard's family

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    Inmates Save Collapsed Prison Guard

    Six Georgia jail inmates are being praised after they helped save an officer who passed out during a work detail. (Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

    Six convicts in Polk County, Georgia, had their sentences shortened Thursday after saving a guard who collapsed on duty, NBC News reported.

    When the officer, who wished to remain anonymous, collapsed during a work detail at a local cemetery, the inmates took off his bulletproof vest to help him cool off and used his phone to call 911, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

    "When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn't about who is in jail and who wasn't," said Greg Williams, one of the inmates. "It was about a man going down and we had to help him."

    After paramedics arrived on the scene, the inmates were rewarded with lunch in the park, desserts from the guard's family, and a 25 percent reduction in their sentences.

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