GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A group of inmates saved the life of a Georgia deputy who started having a stroke while on duty.
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy Patrick Edmond was conducting routine cell searches when he started to feel dizzy, WSB-TV reported. He didn’t know at the time, but he was having a stroke.
“His words started slurring, his face started locking up,” inmate Jattir Moton said.
Moton and other inmates helped Edmond to a chair and used his radio to call for help. Edmond was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
This is not the first Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy to be rescued by inmates recently. In July, Deputy Warren Hobbs had a heart attack and inmates he supervised helped rescue him.
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