Watch handcuffed teen help save officer who arrested him (RAW VIDEO)

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A 17-year-old teen is being hailed as a hero after he helped saved the life of a police officer who arrested him.

Jamal Rutledge  was sitting a few feet away from the desk of officer Franklin Foulks when Foulks collapsed at a booking station in September, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Noticing the officer was in distress, Rutledge, who was handcuffed at the time, kicked and yelled at a security fence to alert other officers in the area. When the officers rushed in to help a semi-conscious Foulks, Rutledge backed off.

Emergency workers used a defibrillator to stimulate Foulks' heart. He was taken to an area medical center where he recovered.

Medical staff noted Rutledge's actions and quick response went a long way in securing Foulks' survival.

According to the Sen Sentinel, Rutledge was under arrest for violation of probation.