Each inmate will have his sentence reduced by about 25 percent.
When a Georgia deputy suddenly collapsed while on duty, the six inmates he had been supervising could have made a run for it. But they chose instead to save the officer’s life.
The group of inmates were out on a work detail last Monday in a remote area of Polk County when their supervising officer, who has not been identified, suddenly fell face-first on the ground, WXIA-TV reports.
Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said the inmates could have easily taken the officer’s gun at that point and escaped in his van.
“They could have done anything they wanted,” Moats told Time. “They were out there by themselves with this one officer. If they would have left him there, it could have been hours before anyone came across him.”
Instead, the inmates rushed to revive the deputy. The group opened the officer’s shirt and removed his bulletproof vest to keep him cool. The humidity that morning had reportedly reached 100 percent.
The inmates also used the officer’s phone to call 911. Emergency medical services soon arrived on the scene.
The inmates have been credited with helping to save the officer’s life. The deputy, who’s believed to have collapsed due to the humidity and a previous medical condition, has reportedly recovered and is now back at work,
“They stayed right there with him,” Moats told Time. “If he didn’t have any help, I don’t know what would have happened to him.”
The sheriff’s office said the incident was especially meaningful given that Georgia prison guards Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were killed on June 13, allegedly by two inmates escaping a prison bus.
“As we watched the horrific manhunt this week of the two inmates that killed two correctional officers, we all know that Monday could have ended differently for our officer,” wrote the sheriff’s office in a since-removed Facebook post.
But the inmates involved in the officer’s rescue, all of whom all serving sentences for minor criminal offences, said there was never any question of the path of action they would take.
“When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn’t about who is in jail and who wasn’t,” inmate Greg WIlliams told WXIA. “It was about a man going down, and we had to help him.”
As a token of gratitude, the officer’s family prepared lunch and desserts for the inmates last week, WSB-TV reported.
“The inmates did a really good job. I’m extremely proud of them,” Moats sa
The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, she has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.
The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan.
An employee of the bank then drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled.
We checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”
The blonde replies….. “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”
Located on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, this Russian settlement and coal-mining community bears a rather unusual name for a town located almost on the top of the globe.
Called Пирамида in Russian, it was initially founded by Sweden in 1910 and was later sold to the Soviet Union in 1927.
This now-abandoned town rests at the foot of the Billefjorden on the island of Spitsbergen. The name given to this town is the same as the name of the mountain in whose shadow Pyramiden lies.
To show how remote this mining town is, one can use the fact that the closest settlement is some 50 km to the south, where Svalbard’s capital, Longyearbyen, is located.
The owner of this town is the Arktikugol Trust – a state-owned mining company that ran Pyramiden, allowing some 1000 residents to live and work here during its heyday.
The town was more than successful and for some 70 years, it did what it could do best – extract coal. But when the last piece of coal was removed so was the future of this little town, and on 31 March 1998 that’s exactly what happened.
The last resident to permanently leave the mining site was on 10th October of that same year. Once you enter the derelict buildings and houses, one cannot help but get a sort of a ghastly feeling, as if time itself decided to slow down to an almost complete halt.
Up until 2007, almost nothing had been moved and was to be found on the exact spot where it was left by its rightful owner, as if someone chased the residents of Pyramiden out of their homes in a hurry.
Kjartan Fløgstad, a Norwegian author wrote a book that immortalizes Pyramiden, and The History Channel made a documentary called Life After People which featured this town. The real thrill comes when one finds out that due to the rare climate surrounding this mining town, it is almost impossible for the buildings to decay.
Furthermore, scientific research has proven that the buildings would hold their ground and be visible for the next 500 years to come.
Another eye opener related to this town is that in the auditorium of the cultural center in Pyramiden one can find the Красный октябрь or Red October, the world’s northernmost grand piano.
And if this is not enough, Pyramiden also has the northernmost monument to Vladimir Lenin and the world’s northernmost swimming pool.
The northernmost monument to Vladimir Lenin. Photo CreditThe only way one can reach this northern mining town is by boat or by snowmobile. Entering the buildings is forbidden without an official permit.