NewsLocal News

Actions

12 recruits graduate law enforcement basic academy, but only one got engaged

Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 16:51:29-05

HANOVER, Va. --On Monday, December 14, twelve recruits graduated from the law enforcement basic academy, at the Hanover County Administration Building.  But only one of them got engaged at the same location.

One of the new deputies was Deputy Connor O’Shaughnessy.

At the end of the graduation ceremonies, O’Shaughnessy and Miss Rebecca Barnes were called to the front of the auditorium.

O’Shaughnessy had it up his sleeve that he would propose.

“Remember when I said a year ago, if I got the job in Goochland, we could get married?”

“Well, it never be said that I’m not a man of my word,” said O’Shaughnessy, as he put a ring on his fiancée’s finger.

He stood up and embraced her with a long kiss.

Those in the audience stood up and clapped.

Congratulations to them both, and to O'Shaughnessy for his new job at the Goochland County Sheriff's Office.