Ga. inmates credited with saving life of deputy who had a stroke

Inmates noticed something was off with Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Edmond while he was conducting a routine cell search


By Sarah Calams

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A group of inmates are being credited with saving the life of a deputy who suffered a stroke while on duty.

KTLA.com reported that inmates noticed something was off with Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Edmond while he was conducting a routine cell search on August 16. 

"I could see in his eyes that he was starring off in space and he just wasn't right," inmate John Queen told CBS46.com

The inmates said Edmond was repeating a phrase and dropped a blanket he was holding. A video shows him staggering and leaning over a table for support. The six inmates sprung into action, alerting staff to Edmond's medical emergency.

One inmate pulled up a chair for Edmond, while the others helped him into it, according to the report. Another inmate used the housing unit's phone to call for help, while two others used the deputy's radio. Other inmates also started banging on the walls to get another deputy's attention.

Edmond, who had surgery after passing a blood clot in his brain, is recovering at home. 

"He's a real stand-up dude. Some officers that come don't care, but with him he gives respect," inmate Jattir Moton said.

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