What A Day! Newly Appointed Deputy Sheriff Gets Engaged At Her Graduation

One woman had reason to celebrate as she became a Deputy Sheriff and a bride-to-be on the same day.

Kaitlyn Cowell just became a Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department but she had no idea that she would get engaged on the same day.

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Her boyfriend, fellow newly appointed Deputy Sheriff Andrew McCorkle, who graduated a month earlier, proposed to his girlfriend right after the ceremony


On February 19th, 2016, Sheriff Jim McDonnell officiated the graduation ceremony for academy class 410. Soon after the...

Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Friday, February 19, 2016

Andrew's dad, who is a commander in the sheriff's department, was thrilled to continue the tradition of family members working in law enforcement.

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"[It's] just a beautiful day," he said a video posted by the department on Facebook. "We're truly a family and today is a perfect example of why we're a family. So, I could not be more proud and happy."

The couple, who've been together three years, believe working in the same field will help their marriage.

"I graduated today and I got proposed to and I had no idea," Cowell said the video.

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