Prison Inmates Save Police Officer Who Had A Heart Attack

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 30.07.20

Three prison inmates have been commended for their quick actions as they managed to save a police officer who suffered from a heart attack in front of their very eyes.

Wonderful news here that speaks to the rehabilitation process that happens in prisons, rather than just the punishment aspect that gets basically all of the press otherwise.

A prison guard who was suffering from a heart attack was essentially saved by a few inmates who saw the potentially fatal incident occur and acted as quick as possible.

Terry Loveless, Walter Whitehead and Mitchell Smalls were the three in question, who caused so much commotion from their cells that Deputy Warren Hobbs managed to regain consciousness – having fallen off his chair after his heart attack and causing an open wound on his head – where he was able to press a button the release the inmates, who speedily grabbed his radio and called for help.

Taking place in Gwinnett County Jail, Georgia, the noise started by the three inmates caused the rest of the inmates in the close vicinity to do the same, which was clearly so immense that it managed to stir a man who had just had a heart attack from his unconsciousness.

Deputy Hobbs was swiftly taken to hospital and was later discharged, and he is now continuing his recovery at home. Very grateful for the prisoners who saved his life, Hobbs arranged for the entire unit of the jail to have a pizza party, later saying:

I very much appreciate what these inmates did for me. It’s a reminder to always treat everyone well“.

Meanwhile, Deputy Shannon Volkodav, Public Information Officer at the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office in Lawrenceville, 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“.

How lovely.

Images via CBS Atlanta