Inmates and guards spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week with each other and that can make for a volatile relationship at times.

That can also make for strange bonds, and it appears the latter took place just a few days ago in Texas. As an officer began joking with eight inmates held up in a holding cell at the Parker County District Court building, he slumped over in his chair and was unresponsive.

Seeing that, the inmates reacted and broke out of the holding cell after their calls for help for the officer were not heard. However, things could’ve gotten really bad, really fast as the inmates reacted with banging and shouting so loud that the officers upstairs thought a fight had broken out.

However, officers quickly realized the situation, placed the inmates back in the holding cell, and began administering CPR before the ambulance and EMT’s arrived. The quick action of the inmates likely saved the unidentified guard’s life, and the whole thing was captured on security cameras:

According to one of the inmates who came to the rescue, it was a matter of saving another human life regardless of who that person was in their profession.

“I watched him die twice,” inmate Nick Kelton said. “It never crossed my mind not to help whether he’s got a gun or a badge. If he falls down, I’m gonna help him.”

As for that holding cell the inmates were able to break down? It’s been reinforced.

[FOX 31 Denver]

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