When the call came in to police officer Jenny Carter that County was “requesting female for a pat down” she figured this was just going to be a routine work assignment. Boy, was she wrong!
Carter headed out to the “scene”– an industrial park in Maryville, Tennessee.
Carter, who was working the graveyard, rode through the park to find numerous flashing cruisers in the middle of the night. As she stopped her vehicle to get out of the patrol car, she says “I started thinking about what I do on every call we go on… always going through the different scenarios of what could possibly happen.”
But then a moment that she likely will never forget…. she sees a familiar face in the distance, her boyfriend Josh, and he starts walking towards her.
Josh Riffle is an off-duty deputy with the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, according to WVLT. The cruisers that Carter saw initially were his fellow deputies– going along for the planned surprise.
“Everything that had gone through my head, had planned, went out the window as soon as I saw her, Josh said about the big moment. But he finally got down on one knee and said to the love of his life: “This is the day you’ve finally been asking for and you’ve been wanting… the day that I ask you to marry me… today is that day.”
The other deputies– whose patrol cars were waiting off to the side of the road– started to yell out to Josh when they saw him putting the ring on the wrong hand. They called out: “Other hand, wrong hand fella….that’s what brothers are for.”
Josh started to slide the ring on the correct finger after a few shaky seconds.
Jenny said, ‘Yes’– of course. The newly engaged officer described the very emotional, raw moment as “My happily ever after finally coming to life.”
As the happy couple started smooching in the middle of the road, the other officers called out: “Too much PDA… stop!”
Two and a half years ago, Jenny and Josh met at that same industrial site apparently when both their departments were on a work call. So, it was quite fitting (and romantic) that Josh decided to pop the question there.