Jamal Rutledge (pictured center) will be honored by the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida police department for helping to save the life of Officer Franklin Foulks, who arrested him last September. Thanks to the 17-year-old boy’s quick thinking, Foulks is alive today, according to CBS News.
While Foulks was processing Rutledge’s arrest for violating juvenile probation, he suddenly fell ill and collapsed. Without waiting one precious minute, Rutledge, who was handcuffed, began kicking the security fence while yelling out to anyone within hearing reach that Foulks needed immediate help.
Three officers who were nearby just happened to hear Rutledge’s ruckus and responded. The trio administered CPR and used a defibrillator in order to electronically jump start Foulks’ heart.
Rutledge and the three officers will be honored at a ceremony that will take place on January 20.
article by Ruth Manuel-Logan via newsone.com