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After arrest, Fla. teen helps save officer's life

Last Updated Jan 14, 2015 10:46 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Police in Florida are honoring a teenager whose quick thinking is being credited with helping to save the life of the officer who arrested him.

While Officer Franklin Foulks was booking Jamal Rutledge, 17, last September, Foulks suddenly collapsed and Rutledge began kicking the security fence and yelled to alert others to what had happened. Surveillance footage caught it all on tape.

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Jamal Rutledge (center) is receiving an award for helping to save a police officer's life in September 2014.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department

Officers passing by heard the noise and responded, administering CPR and using a defibrillator to electronically stimulate the officer's heart.

In a statement, Fort Lauderdale police say medical staff later said that Rutledge's actions and the officers' quick response were largely responsible for Officer Foulks surviving the incident.

The teen and the three Fort Lauderdale police officers will be commended at a ceremony next Wednesday.

According to the Fort Lauderdale police department, Rutledge was being booked on a violation of juvenile probation.