Watch: NYPD commissioner helps surprise officer with marriage proposal
An officer thought she was headed to the top cop's office for an award. Instead, she left with a diamond ring
By Joseph Ostapiuk
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
NEW YORK — When you think you're going to the PC's office to receive an award, but you leave with a diamond ring & calling your retired-sergeant-boyfriend — your "fiancé!"
An NYPD officer thought she was heading to the top cop's office to receive an award last week, but she left with something else entirely: A diamond ring and a loving embrace.
The officer, identified only as Shaundel in a tweet from NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, was expecting a pair of cufflinks from her boss but instead appears shocked when she's handed a box containing an engagement ring.
Right after, she turns around to see her boyfriend, Henry, on one knee. The retired sergeant then embraces Shaundel as applause rings out and Shea exclaims: "Hold on, we need an answer!"
The next shot in the video shows Henry putting the ring on Shaundel's finger.
"When you think you're going to the PC's office to receive an award, but you leave with a diamond ring & calling your retired-sergeant-boyfriend — your 'fiancée!'" Shea wrote in a tweet. "She said Yes!"
When you think you’re going to the PC’s office to receive an award, but you leave with a diamond ring 💍 & calling your retired-sergeant-boyfriend — your “fiancée!”— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) November 10, 2021
She said 𝒴𝑒𝓈!
Join us in congratulating Shaundel & Henry — we’re wishing them both the very best! pic.twitter.com/SnUAwtszvl
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