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Security footage captured what happened when inmates at a jail in the US saved the life of a police officer who had suffered a heart attack.
Terry Loveless, Walter Whitehead and Mitchell Smalls banded together after they saw Deputy Warren Hobbs fall unconscious at Gwinnett County Jail, Georgia, earlier this month.
The three prisoners, who were locked in their cells at the time, had noticed the officer was feeling unwell, and when he collapsed at his desk they began banging on their walls and calling for help.
The commotion caused by their cries managed to rouse Deputy Hobbs from a state of unconsciousness and he was able to hit the button to open the doors for some of the inmates' cells.
The prisoners then immediately radioed for help and called 911.
Hobbs was rushed to hospital on 10 July and was later discharged and went home to continue with his recovery.
As a thank you for the inmates' brave actions, Chief Deputy, Lou Solis, arranged for the entire unit of the jail to have a pizza party.
Warren Hobbs said this was an example of how important it is to be kind to one another.
He said: "I very much appreciate what these inmates did for me. It's a reminder to always treat everyone well."
Speaking about the dramatic incident, Deputy Shannon Volkodav, Public Information Officer at the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Lawrenceville, said it could have been very different story had the prisoners not acted so quickly.
She said: "This story beautifully illustrates how heroes can appear in different uniforms.
"They came to his aid and we are deeply appreciative of their kind, courageous and selfless actions. It brings tears to my eyes.
"Deputy Hobbs might not be here today if it wasn't for them. It doesn't matter what station you are at in life, you can still be a hero.
"We are indebted to anyone who shows a kindness to anyone in our law enforcement family."
Earlier this month, an off-duty police officer risked his own life to save a young boy from a shark attack in Florida.
Adrian Kosicki and his wife were out walking their dog when he spotted the tell-tale fin cutting through the water towards a boy who was boogie boarding near Cocoa Beach, near Cape Canaveral, Flordia.
With little thought for his own safety, Kosicki threw himself into the Atlantic Ocean in order to rescue the young boy.
According to the International Shark Attack File Florida leads the entire United States of America in numbers of shark attacks.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
Topics: US News
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