Teenager In Handcuffs Saves Police Officer’s Life

Teenager Jamal Rutledge was handcuffed and being booked into jail in Fort Lauderdale when officer Franklin Foulks collapsed to the floor, clutching his chest.

No other officers were in the area at the time so Jamal started kicking at the gate and yelling at the top of his lungs to alert others of what had happened. Soon, three other officers were on the scene helping with Foulks and getting an ambulance there. Foulks recovered, but doctors said if his rescue had taken much longer, he would have died.

Though Jamal had been at the jail charged with burglary, he was later commended by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission for his heroic actions.

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