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Arrested teen helps save police officer

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Teenager Jamal Rutledge was being booked after his arrest when the officer processing him collapsed and clenched his chest in pain. Apparently, there were no hard feelings on Rutledge's part, because he immediately did all he could to alert officers nearby.

He kicked the facility's security fence to make noise and yelled out for help. Officers quickly responded by cutting off  officer Franklin Foulks' vest, performing CPR and using a defibrilator to stimulate Foulks' heart.

Rutldege's actions, back in September, helped save Foulks' life. Now the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is honoring him and the other officers for their actions.

You can watch the entire incident below (scroll to 37:55).