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When These Inmates Saw Their Jail Guard Collapse, They Escaped To Help Him

When they saw him collapse, they knew they had to help.

People who are in jail are typically identified as criminals…but these inmates are being hailed as heroes.

When a guard at the District Courts Building in Weatherford, TX, collapsed from an apparent heart attack, the men he was standing watch over knew they had to do something.

They broke out of their holding cell and went up the unconscious man. All still shackled, they didn’t grab his gun or his keys to free themselves…no, they did something far more unbelievable.


Authorities say that the guard would not be alive had the inmates not raised alarm.

“He could have been there 15 minutes before any other staff walked in and found him,” a captain with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department noted.

Despite what you might think of criminals, these men were just worried citizens at the time and did their duty to save a man’s life.