Handcuffed teen helps save life of officer who was booking him into jail (video)By Mason White 5:35 PM January 15, 2015
|Jamal Rutledge (center)|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police in Florida, have honored a teenager who helped save the life of a police officer.
The 17-year-old boy who was in handcuffs while he was being booked into jail, helped save the life of the police officer after he collapsed from a heart attack.
Jamal Rutledge was being charged with criminal mischief and theft when officer Franklin Foulks suddenly fell to the ground and grabbed his chest inside the jail in Fort Lauderdale.
When Rutledge saw the officer in distress, he got up and kicked the door while screaming for help.
Other officers who were in the building, came to his rescue and were able to revive Foulks by administering CPR and using a defibrillator before he was taken to a hospital.
Doctors said that thanks to the quick action, the officer’s life was saved.
Rutledge was being booked on charges of violation of probation for criminal mischief and theft when he saw the officer falling from his chair.
The officer hit his head and then started writhing on the floor. He called for help, which helped saved the officer’s life.
Rutledge and three officers involved in the rescue are now being honored for their actions.