FORT LAUDERDALE — A 17-year-old teen is being hailed as a hero after he helped saved the life of a police officer who arrested him.
Jamal Rutledge was sitting a few feet away from the desk of officer Franklin Foulks when Foulks collapsed at a booking station in September, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Noticing the officer was in distress, Rutledge, who was handcuffed at the time, kicked and yelled at a security fence to alert other officers in the area. When the officers rushed in to help a semi-conscious Foulks, Rutledge backed off.
Emergency workers used a defibrillator to stimulate Foulks’ heart. He was taken to an area medical center where he recovered.
Medical staff noted Rutledge’s actions and quick response went a long way in securing Foulks’ survival.
According to the Sen Sentinel, Rutledge was under arrest for violation of probation.