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Police officer proposes to girlfriend with graffiti on wall

By Mason White 3:53 PM February 22, 2016
The proposal 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer in Florida, used graffiti on a wall to propose to his girlfriend.

The Gainesville Police Department shared a video of the proposal on their Facebook page, where it went viral.

In the video, the officer’s girlfriend Ashley Alderman, was seen arriving in a police car. Officer Christian Hickey helped her out of the car.

He then got down on one knee and proposed to her.

Officer Hickey said: “I told Ashley that we had a call at the wall that someone was painting something that they shouldn’t be, and that we had to go deal with it.”

When she arrived to the location to meet him, Hickey proposed to her. The officer then handed his fiancee a can of pink paint and told her to spray on her answer. She sprayed the word “yes.”

Alderman said that she was very overwhelmed with the proposal as she always wanted a big one, and she was very pleased with it.

Hickey said that he met Alderman two years ago, when she was a student at the University of Florida.

Although it is against the law to spray paint graffiti on just any wall, the wall on 34th Street, on which the officer proposed, was tagged since the 1970s. The long wall is covered with graffiti from many different people.

The officer’s graffiti proposal will stay on the wall for all to see.

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GAINESVILLE PD OFFICER CALLS FOR SWEET BACKUP!GPD Officer Hickey recently had quite the elaborate proposal for his girlfriend. See how it went! #SheSaidYes!Answers to the inevitable questions:No, Officer Hickey didn't arrest himself or his new fiancee for painting on the 34th Street Wall. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/34th_Street_Wall) Yes, there were other officers out patrolling the city when this occurred.Yes. Cops get a lunch break just like everyone else.Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Wednesday, February 17, 2016