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Florida Teen To Be Honored After Helping Save The Life Of The Officer Who Arrested Him

The police officer was in the process of booking 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge when he collapsed on the ground, clutching his chest.

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A Florida teenager will be honored alongside three police officers after he helped save the life of an officer who arrested him.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department / Via flpd.org

Pictured are Officer Raymond Ketchmark, Officer Franklin Foulks, Jamal Rutledge, Officer Robert Norvis and Sergeant Todd Bunin.

Jamal Rutledge, 17, was arrested by Officer Franklin Foulks on Sept. 10, 2014, Fort Lauderdale Police Department spokeswoman DeAnna Greenlaw told BuzzFeed News.

Rutledge was arrested on charges of violating his probation for burglary/criminal mischief and violation of his juvenile imposed conditions.

Foulks was in the process of booking Rutledge when he collapsed on the ground clutching his chest.

Surveillance footage shows the handcuffed teen calling out and kicking the fence of the booking area in order to draw attention to Foulks.

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Three other officers — Raymond Ketchmark, Robert Norvis, and Todd Bunin — then arrived and applied life-saving measures to Foulks until a fire rescue team responded.

“Broward Health Medical Staff noted that Rutledge’s actions and the quick response of these officers were largely responsible for Officer Foulks surviving this medical episode,” the police department said in a statement.

Greenlaw told BuzzFeed News that Rutledge is being recognized at a City of Fort

Lauderdale Commission Meeting on Jan. 21 for "making the right decision when faced with a difficult scenario."

The police officers are also being honored with Lifesaving Awards and Officer of the Month Awards.

As for Foulks, he is now doing well.

"I feel like a million bucks," he said, according to Greenlaw.

h/t Sun Sentinel

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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