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    16 Jan 2015

    17-year-old in handcuffs saves cop's life

    A teen being booked by a police officer immediately took action when the arresting officer collapsed.
    Cameras inside of the Fort Lauderdale police booking facility captured Jamal Rutledge, 17, while officer Franklin Foulks was processing him.
    Moments later, the officer collapsed in his chair.
    Rutledge began yelling and got up to check on Foulks. The handcuffed teen yelled out the door for help and soon, two more officers came running in to find Foulks semiconscious, lying on the ground.
    The responding officers administered CPR and called for an AED, an automated external defibrillator.
    Fire crews arrived to assist and transported Foulks to a nearby hospital.
    Doctors say if it weren’t for Rutledge’s quick thinking, the officer could have died.
    The teen and the life-saving officers will be publicly recognized at the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission meeting later this month.

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