Six inmates given shortened sentences for noble act

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Six inmates from a Georgia prison are suddenly finding themselves applauded as heroes as they reap the benefits of saving the life of deputy, which includes shortened sentences.

Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said that the six inmates could have fled when the deputy watching them during a work detail at a cemetery suddenly collapsed. Instead, they took quick action to save his life.

The incident took place on June 12 — which was an especially hot and humid day — and the inmates were cleaning up the cemetery when they noticed the deputy had passed out from a chronic condition he suffers in which he can’t stand high temperature changes. One inmate used the deputy’s phone to call 911 while the others removed his bulletproof vest and gun belt, so he could breathe better.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office noted the stark difference between the six helpful inmates and another pair who recently escaped prison; killing two guards in the process. “As we watched the horrific man hunt this week of the two inmates that killed two correctional officers and were captured last night, we all know that Monday could have ended differently for our officer,” they wrote.

In addition to the shortened sentences, the sheriff’s department treated the inmates to a pizza lunch in the park with family members of the deputy, who baked desserts for them.

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