LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- A traffic stop by the University of Kentucky Police helps a retired cop pop the question.
Former Shepherdsville Police Officer Rocco Besednjak wanted to make his proposal to his girlfriend Lauren Vincent memorable. So he enlisted the help of campus police.
Besednjak says he was ready to seal the deal, after Vincent was so supportive following an on-the-job injury that ended his law enforcement career. "She tries to do everything she can to make me feel better. Just last year was really rough from my injury, and I've been really down. And shes always made me have a better day regardless of how down I am because I lost my career and pretty much my whole life changing."
The plan called for a UK officer to pull over an unsuspecting Vincent in the parking lot of Kroger Field. He told her she was was dragging something behind her vehicle and asked her to get out of the car to look.
That's when Besednjak slipped out of the police cruiser and ducked behind her SUV. When Vincent walked to the back of the car, he was waiting on one knee presenting the ring.
She couldn't contain her excitement or her concern. As Vincent smiled, laughed and grabbed her face, she repeatedly asked him why he was on his knee. Her soon-to-be fiance is still recovering from recent back surgery, after being hurt on the job last July.
But Besednjak was on a mission telling his girlfriend that "You make every day happy. You make my life the happiest its ever been. I hope you're not too embarrassed. I love you a lot. I want you to marry me." Even during the proposal, she kept asking him why he was on his knee. He finally had to ask her a second time, "Are you going to marry me?" Finally, she screamed "Yes!"
The University of Kentucky Police posted photos and a video by Antonio Pantoja on their Facebook page congratulating Rocco and Lauren, and thanking them for being a part of the proposal.
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