Jamal Rutledge, a teen, was arrested for burglary, probation violation, and criminal mischief. He was being booked for the charges when Officer Franklin Foulks collapsed to the floor having a heart attack.
Jamal’s actions are being credited with saving the officers life. He jumps up and kicks the security door yelling for help.
Once more officers arrived to the area they began assisting the officer and called for EMS.
Surveillance showed the incident on camera.
It’s unclear if this act will actually benefit Mr.Rutledge, regarding the charges.
Basic humanity is something that is often lost these days and the man who was charged could have easily ignored the officer and let him die on the floor. His actions show that even though people can be criminals, they are still human beings. Hopefully cases like this open people’s eyes and would help them see that we are all just humans.