Inmates who saved guard's life rewarded with shorter sentences

A positive story. For some guys who may have made some mistakes in life as we all might.
On that Monday, an especially humid day in Georgia, six inmates were out doing maintenance work on the grounds of a local cemetery when the deputy sheriff assigned to guard them suddenly collapsed from the heat.*
As the officer lost consciousness, the six inmates surely could have run. They could have taken the fallen officer's pistol to aid in their escape. They could have even driven away in the work van, perhaps crossing state lines before anyone noticed. Instead, however, the six men jumped into action and saved the deputy sheriff's life.
The inmates performing work detail. ClosePolk County Sheriff's Office.
Thinking quickly, one of the inmates used the deputy's cellphone to dial 911. Others removed his bulletproof vest in an attempt to cool the officer off and render it easier for emergency personnel to perform CPR once they arrived.
"When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn't about who is in jail and who wasn't," Greg Williams, one of the inmates,*told WXIA in Atlanta. "It was about a man going down, and we had to help him."