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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



    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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