It’s not often prisoners locked up for committing violent felonies are hailed as heroes.
But this Christmas, that’s exactly what happened when a group of inmates were credited with breaking up an assault and saving the life of a detention officer in the process.
Assaults on officers are commonplace in America’s prisons, but the attack which took place on Christmas day in Tulsa, Oklahoma was unusually brutal.
Detention officer William Harrell was violently attacked by Timothy Worthington, and according to reports, Worthington unloaded a barrage of punches on Harrell before pushing him into a shower stall. At some point during the assault, Officer Harrell lost consciousness, but Worthington continued to pummel the helpless officer anyway.
That’s when other inmates at the facility heard the commotion and stepped in to help. According to reports, they not only pulled Worthington away, they proceeded to protect Officer Harrell until help arrived.
While one would hope even those locked up for committing felonies would still have enough decency to act heroically as this, most prisoners would likely view the downed officer as an opportunity to escape or get away with something else.
But not these guys in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They did the right thing, and should be applauded for doing so.
Well played, gents!
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