[Watch] Arrested Handcuffed Teen Hailed a Hero After Saving Cop’s Life

[Watch] Arrested Handcuffed Teen Hailed a Hero After Saving Cop’s Life

Jamal Rutledge was being charged with criminal mischief and burglary when Officer Franklin Foulks fell to the ground in front of him and started clasping at his chest inside the jailhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


From left to right, Officer Raymond Ketchmark, Officer Franklin Foulks, Jamal Rutledge, Officer Robert Norvis, Sergeant Todd Bunin. Rutledge, Ketchmark, Norvis, and Bunin will be honored Jan. 21 for helping save Foulks’ life this past Sept. 10. (Fort Lauderdale Police Department)

Video footage from the jailhouse shows Rutledge squatting in the corner with his hands cuffed behind his back while Foulks fills out paperwork.

When Rutledge noticed the downed officer, he got up and kicked the fence, yelling for help.

Sergeant Todd Bunin heard Rutledge’s cries for help and upon seeing Foulks clenching his chest, notified police dispatch to send help.

Two other officers, Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark, overheard Bunin’s radio transmissions and immediately responded to assist. Norvis removed Foulks’ police gear and cut off his shirt. Meanwhile, Ketchmark used a nearby Automated External Defibrillator to stimulate Officer Foulks’ heart.

take our poll - story continues below

Who are the happiest people?

  • Who are the happiest people?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Truth Uncensored updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Fort Lauderdale Police say that the attending medical staff noted that the immediate actions by Rutledge, along with the quick response by nearby officers, saved Foulks’ life.

Rutledge, Bunin and Ketchmark and Norvis will be honored publicly at the next Fort Lauderdale Commission Meeting held on January 21st at 6:00 p.m.


Photo courtesy of Google.com


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.