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Weatherford, TX - VIDEO: Inmates Break From Cell To Aid Ill Officer

Published on: July 10, 2016 08:03 PM
By: AP
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Weatherford, TX - Authorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose consciousness.


WFAA-TV (http://bit.ly/29my0Eo ) reports the jailer continues to recover from an apparent heart attack. The June 23 incident was captured on surveillance video at the district courts building in Weatherford.

At least eight inmates were in a basement holding cell when the lone guard slumped and fell. Inmates yelled for help, broke out of the cell and banged on doors.

Sheriff’s deputies rushed to the basement, corralled the inmates back into the cell and summoned paramedics, who revived the guard.

Parker County sheriff’s Capt. Mark Arnett cited the inmates’ quick response, saying 15 minutes could have passed before a staff member found the guard.

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 Jul 10, 2016 at 08:54 PM Heeb Says:

Corralled??? Theyre cattle???? They just saved a life!!!


 Jul 10, 2016 at 10:09 PM dullradiance Says:

Any comments on the first responder resuscitation style/methods?


 Jul 11, 2016 at 12:28 AM Aron1 Says:

This officer is alive because the inmates came to his aid.
This officer is alive because I am sure he did not treat the inmates like animals.
There's a lesson to be learned here.


 Jul 11, 2016 at 02:47 AM Tsfat-Breslover-Kotzker Says:

Any comments on a system that leaves 1 guard alone with a large group of inmates for 15 minutes at a time ???
There could have been far worse outcomes.


 Jul 11, 2016 at 08:23 AM shimonyehuda Says:

Reply to #1  
Heeb Says:

Corralled??? Theyre cattle???? They just saved a life!!!

the incident ocurred was in Texas.


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