The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office honored three inmates after they helped their supervisor having a stroke Wednesday, according to WECT.
Roy William Smith, Rosendo Morales-Sanchez and Franklin Edens Jr were picking up trash along a road when their supervisor, James Smith, collapsed.
Edens realized Smith was experiencing a medical emergency when he was having trouble answering questions.
The inmates stayed with Smith until emergency officials arrived.
“If that was my father laying beside the road, I would want somebody to help him instead of running off,” Roy Smith said.
Doctors at Duke University Hospital diagnosed James Smith with a stroke. He is recovering.
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