Man proposes over 911 dispatch
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WHDH) -- A 911 dispatcher answered an interesting call from her boyfriend.
“It was a normal shift, I was working teletype and at 3:30 in the morning he asked me to go over to one of our tag channels, which is one of our talk around channels,” said Beth Cook, a dispatcher in Bay County, Fla.
Cook had no idea what was about to come next.
“Elizabeth Ann Cook from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul I want to ask you, will you marry me?” said Lt. Rad Nelson over the dispatch.
“Of Course! 10-4,” replied Cook.
Nelson said he knew she would say yes, but he just wanted to see what her response would be.
“I was just wondering what her response would be. I knew she’d say yes but I just wanted to see what she would say,” said Lt. Rad Nelson.
He received a few light-hearted jabs from his co-workers.
“Lieutenant, I think that’s the first time I ever heard her stutter,” said another office over the line.
But everyone was happy for them.
“Cheers!” said another officer. “Congratulations, you two.”
There was a lot of excitement, but not a lot of time to celebrate. Right when Nelson dropped down on one knee, the phones started ringing.
“I wanted to hug him, but I had to do my job,” said Cook. “911 waits for no one, even a proposal.”
After just a 15-day engagement the couple got married in an outdoor ceremony in front of a Florida court house last Friday.