Life drama! A teenager is to be honoured for his help in saving the life of a police officer who suffered a heart attack as he arrested him. Read more on Sky News:
Officer Franklin Foulks was booking Jamal Rutledge at the police station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 10 September when the drama unfolded.
The policeman suddenly collapsed and the handcuffed 17-year-old began kicking the security fence and shouting to alert others to the medical emergency.
Officers heard the noise and responded to find 49-year-old Officer Foulks clutching his chest in distress.
They administered CPR and used a defibrillator to electronically stimulate his heart.
In a statement, Fort Lauderdale police credited Rutledge’s quick thinking and the officers’ response for Officer Foulks’ survival.
The teen and three Fort Lauderdale police officers will be commended at a ceremony next Wednesday.
Rutledge was being processed at the time of the incident on charges of violation of probation for criminal mischief and burglary.