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APD officer surprised with flash mob proposal

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An Austin police officer got a big Valentine's Day surprise. Her long-time partner popped the question with the help of several dozen of their closest friends and family.

Kim Devitt is a child abuse detective with the Austin Police Department. Friday morning she arrives at Austin Bergstrom International Airport to pick up a friend and thinks she's stumbled upon a dance crew.

But then the music changes and the cat's out of the bag.

Her partner of 13 years, APD Crisis Counselor Jackie Garrett cues dozens of their family and friends to start a flash mob dance.

Kim tears up as she sees who all has flown in for this moment.

Then her APD co-workers come dancing down the escalator. The chief even makes an appearance.

With the baggage claim full of their loved ones, Jackie proposes on a series of posters.

This moment has been in the works for four months.

"The day the [Defense of Marriage Act] happened, Prop 8, we chit-chatted on the phone about it, said hey you know what we've been together for 13 years, let's get married in California, let's do this. And it was just over the phone and casual and I felt like that's the worst like proposal story ever and I wanted to make Valentine's Day special for her in account to make up for that," said Jackie Garrett.

Kim was definitely surprised.

"I thought, 'oh my gosh Jackie get out of the way, we've just interrupted that dancer,"" Kim Devitt said. "After saying I'm going to kill you about a dozen times, I thought what a blessing in life that I have a partner like this."

"I'm going to sleep so good tonight because I'm not lying about anything and I'm not keeping a secret about anything," said Jackie.

Now that they have a proposal they will never forget, the focus turns to their upcoming wedding date, May 30th.

"There aren't enough words, I just thank god she did do something like this," Kim said. "This is my girl!"

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