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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 07:45 PM

Arrested Teen Saves Life of Officer Who Arrested Him, Huff Post:


On the wrong side of the law, but a hero by almost any other measure.

That's the short story of Jamal Rutledge, a 17-year-old who saved the life of a Florida police officer in September, when he called for help after the officer clutched his chest and collapsed while booking Rutledge into jail. The teen, and several responding officers, will be publicly recognized at a ceremony Jan. 21.

Surveillance video of the incident shows Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Franklin Foulks clutch his chest and fall to the ground while doing paperwork in the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility, as Rutledge -- who'd already been detained -- looks on.

Rutledge approached the officer, realized the severity of his condition and "immediately began to kick the security fence and yell to alert officers in the area," police said in a statement.

Sgt. Todd Bunin heard the commotion and responded to the scene, then radioed for help from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue. Meanwhile, two other officers, Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark, began performing CPR and applied an AED to Foulks' chest.


There is a video here, but it takes a while to access it ...What a story, first saw this today..

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cwydro Jan 2015 #1

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Wed Jan 14, 2015, 08:35 PM

1. Kick.

This came across my feed earlier today.

Great story.

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