WATCH: Inmates save deputy who passed out during work detail

Six inmates in Georgia are being praised after they helped save a deputy who passed out during a work detail by calling 911.

According to 11 Alive: 

On Monday, June 12, a deputy who was working security for the Polk County Sheriff's Office work detail passed out. That morning the humidity was at 100% and it was 76 degrees outside.

The officer, who asked not to be identified, collapsed. 

Six of the inmates who were there jumped into action. They opened his shirt and removed the officer's bulletproof vest so that they could perform CPR.  One inmate grabbed the officer's phone and dialed 911.

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