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Parker County inmates helped save jailer’s life

Star-Telegram

Parker County inmates talk about the incident with WFAA reporter Jim Douglas.
Parker County inmates talk about the incident with WFAA reporter Jim Douglas. Photo

Inmates in Parker County might have saved a jailer’s life after he keeled over from an apparent heart attack.

What’s more, they did it while shackled and after breaking out of their holding cell, WFAA.com reports.

WFAA reporter Jim Douglas spoke to the inmates in Weatherford on Thursday. They told him they screamed for help and banged on doors to get assistance for the jailer when he slumped over while guarding them at the courthouse in June.

The noise was so loud that deputies in court upstairs heard the commotion and made their way downstairs to see what was up. The deputies performed CPR and paramedics shocked the guard to get a pulse. The guard is now recovering and expected back at work next week, Douglas reported.

Asked why he acted the way he did, one inmate told Douglas, “Because he’s a good man. Wanted to save his life.”

Here’s Douglas’ interview and video of the incident:

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