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Arrested teen saves life of Florida police officer (VIDEO)

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A Florida teenager will be recognized later this month for his part in helping to save the life of a police officer in Fort Lauderdale.

Here’s what happened, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department:

Fort Lauderdale police Officer Franklin Foulks was processing a teenager Sept.10 in the booking facility when he suddenly collapsed.

The teenager, Jamal Rutledge, immediately began to kick the security fence and yell to alert officers in the area.

Other officers came quickly; one radioed for paramedics, another began CPR, and another grabbed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Parademics then arrived and transported Foulks to Broward Health Medical Center.

Broward Health medical staff said that Rutledge’s actions and the quick response of the officers were largely responsible for Foulks surviving.

Rutledge and the officers involved will be recognized at a Fort Lauderdale city commission meeting Jan. 21.