Jamal Rutledge sat handcuffed awaiting booking recently when the officer processing him collapsed to the ground. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Officer Franklin Foulks had a heart attack–and Rutledge was the only one who could do anything for him.
The security footage showed Rutledge checking on the officer and kicking the security fence to alert police to the situation.
Officers Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark responded and removed the officer’s gear and activated a nearby defibrillator while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. Foulks was taken to the hospital, and the medical staff noted that the quick thinking of Rutledge helped save the officer’s life.
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According to NBC Miami, Rutledge and Officers Norvis and Ketchmark will be honored for their actions.
h/t: The Blaze