Dash Cam Captures Police Officer Proposing to His Firefighter Girlfriend During Fake Traffic Stop
Rather than getting a ticket, this young fire department paramedic walked away from a traffic stop with an engagement ring.
Sarah Stewart, 22, was driving through Rapid City, South Dakota on April 27 when she was pulled over by a police officer on a residential street.
Police dash cam footage shows Rapid City Senior Officer Dan Anderson walking up to her minivan and asking her to step outside.
Then she realized he wasn't alone.
Her boyfriend, 23-year-old Officer Nick Allender, got out of the cruiser and took a ring box from Anderson before dropping to his knee.
"Sarah, you make me so happy and I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you please marry me?" he asked her, the dash cam footage shows. She said yes.
The police department shared footage of the proposal on Facebook.
Brendyn Medina, a spokesperson for the Rapid City Police Department, told InsideEdition.com that only a few officers knew what Officer Allender, who's been with the department since 2014, had planned. But now that word has spread, they couldn't be happier.
“The Rapid City Police Department is bursting with excitement about the proposal," he said. "As soon as we learned the proposal had been captured on the in-car video, we knew we had to share it. This sort of nation-wide attention goes a long way to help the public recognize the human side of the public servants that protect our communities every day.
"Our agency, along with the Rapid City Fire Department, couldn’t be happier for Nick and Sarah.”
Medina added that Senior Officer Anderson proposed to his wife in a similar way a few years ago "so it was fitting that Anderson helps Officer Allender do the same."