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Florida Teen Saves Police Officer Who Was Arresting Him

Florida Teen Saves Police Officer Who Was Arresting Him

by January 15, 2015 0 comments

In a change of pace from recent events, a Florida teen, was honored by Fort Lauderdale police on Tuesday. The teen had saved the life of his arresting officer, in September of 2014. The Fort Lauderdale police department have released video footage of the incident, which depicts, 17-year old, Jamal Rutledge calling for help after the officer collapses while doing paperwork. Still in handcuffs, once Rutledge realized the officer needed assistance, the teen began kicking the security fence and screaming for help. eventually other officers came in and saved their colleagues life.

Officer Franklin Foulks was taken to Broward County Hospital. Where he was brought back to good health. Hospital officials say that Rutledge’s actions were crucial to the officer’s survival.

On January 21st, Rutledge and two other officers were honored for saving Foulks’s life.

There’s a lot to be learned from this story, especially considering the current political and social climate of the United States, which includes protests against police brutality.

The video is below. The incident starts around 37:00

[Via The Free Thought Project]

 

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