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Watch: Teenager in handcuffs saves police officer having a heart attack

Footage shows the moment an arrested teenager saves the life of officer Franklin Foulks after he has a heart attack in Fort Lauderdale Police Department booking facility.

Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Franklin Foulks was processing Jamal Rutledge at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility when he suddenly collapsed. Mr Rutledge, immediately began to kick the security fence and yell to alert officers in the area.


Sergeant Todd Bunin was walking near the booking area, heard the noise and noticed Officer Foulks was semiconscious lying on the ground. Sergeant Bunin observed Officer Foulks clenching his chest in distress and notified police dispatch to send Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.


One officer made direct radio contact with fire rescue and provided updates to responding rescue units. Fire rescue personnel arrived on scene, assessed Officer Foulks’ condition and transported him to Broward Health Medical Center.


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.