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Iowa officer helps couple with memorable proposal

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) -

You know that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach -- the one you get when you see flashing lights in your mirror?

That`s how Jeff Schulte and his girlfriend Jenna Rietz were feeling on their way to her parents' house this past Thanksgiving.

"When he said you were going 46 in a 35, I said Jeff, we gotta sell this car," said Reitz.

Jeff is a bit of a lead foot.  He was ticketed for speeding on the way to meet Jenna's parents the first time.

"And then I thought, `Well, Jeff's going to hear about this for the rest of his life," said Reitz.

This time was different. Suddenly, Jeff was asked to get out of the car.  As he was patted down, the officer asked Jenna to identify some merchandise he believed was possibly stolen.

"I thought he's going to jail," said Reitz. "This is a mistake. This can't be right."

Then, he asked her the big question. Will you marry me? He'd planned the whole thing with the officer."

"I'm happy I was involved with it and it's nice to be involved with something they're gonna remember for the rest of their lives," said the Johnston officer.

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