Kentucky police officer proposes to girlfriend during 'traffic stop'

Posted at 7:04 AM, Jul 19, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Lexington Police officer proposed to his girlfriend with a little help from his friends.

The Lexington Police Department shared a video of the proposal on Facebook on Thursday. The video from July 17 shows officers conducting a "traffic stop" on a vehicle possibly involved in "suspicious activity." The woman steps out of the vehicle and gives the officer her license and registration.

In the video, the officer asks her several routine questions. After the officer leaves to go run the woman's license and registeration, a third officer arrives on the scene — the woman's boyfriend, Officer Everett Hobson.

Hobson acts confused about the "traffic stop" and is told not to interfere. The officer who conducted the stop tells Hobson that it is his investigation and he can speak to his girlfriend when he's done.

The officer asks the woman to step towards him, and he again asks her if she is the only person who drives the vehicle. While she is distracted by the officer, Hobson gets down on one knee and pops "the question."

Of course, she said yes.

Watch the video below.

This story was originally published by Bridgett Howard on WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky.