Handcuffed teenager saves life of his arresting police officer

16 Jan


A handcuffed teenager is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of the officer booking him into jail.

Jamal Rutledge, 17, who had been arrested ‘multiple times’, was taken to the Fort Lauderdale facility to be booked for violating his probation and other restrictions that had been imposed on him for being a juvenile offender.

But as he sat in handcuffs a few feet away from Officer Franklin Foulks, 49, the officer suddenly clutched his chest and collapsed.

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(Picture: Missouri Times/YouTube) Hospital staff said had the teen not acted so quickly, the officer may not be alive (Picture: The Missouri Times/YouTube)

Jamal immediately began yelling for help, desperately kicking the security fence to attract attention. Three officers rushed to the room a few moments later.

Sergeant Todd Bunin took off Foulks’ shirt and called for assistance. Arriving officers Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark came with…

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in General News


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