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Florida Teen Will Be Honored For Saving Police Officer's Life While Handcuffed

Jamal Rutledge saved cop who was having a heart attack.

We've heard enough nightmare stories about teenagers' encounters with police officers over the past few months -- so here's a happy ending, for a change. A Florida teen will be honored for saving the life of a police officer, while he was still wearing handcuffs.

According to NBC Miami, Jamal Rutledge, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in September after reportedly violating his probation. Police officer Franklin Foulks was processing Rutledge's paperwork -- on charges of criminal mischief and burgarly -- when he suffered a heart attack.

Video footage shows Rutledge still in handcuffs as Foulks lays on the floor, and when he realizes what's happening, he begins to kick on a gate and yell for help.

Other officers responded by calling for medical assistance and removing Foulks' shirt to use an Automated External Defibrillator and CPR to keep him breathing.

Foulks was eventually treated at Broward Health Medical Center and survived the heart attack. According to Fort Lauderdale Police officers, Jamal Rutledge's quick response saved the officer's life.

Jamal Rutledge and two other officers, Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark, will be honored at an upcoming Fort Lauderdale Commission Meeting on January 21.