Georgia Inmates Help Save Deputy’s Life

Even with all the police scrutiny and protests, inmates helped save the life of a sheriff’s deputy in an uplifting story.


The incident happened at Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia where Deputy Warren Hobbs suffered heart trouble. Deputy Hobbs was sleeping while on duty when inmate Mitchell Smalls noticed the sounds he was making while snoring was strange.

In a few moments, Hobbs fell to the floor and started bleeding from his head.

Smalls took action, “I started hollering and screaming and banging on the door to try to alert everybody to wake up,” he said.

Soon 60 inmates were making noise, trying to get help for the deputy, the report said and the noise helped Hobbs regain consciousness and then the deputy managed to hit a button that unlocked the cells of inmates Terry Lovelace and Walter Whitehead.

Whitehead used a phone to call for help and Lovelace used the deputy’s radio to do the same. Soon help arrived and Hobbs received the medical attention he needed, he is now recovering at home.


“I don’t care if it’s a police officer or whoever it was, I will do whatever I can to save a man and I don’t want anyone to die” Whitehead said.

This story shows us that there is so much goodness left in the world even with all the protest and police scrutiny.


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