A Cop Runs a Race in Full SWAT Gear, Saves Someone’s Life, Then Proposes at the Finish Line

What did you do this weekend?

This cop in Chicago ran a 15K race in full SWAT gear on Sunday, and had to stop to give CPR to save a woman’s life.  Then he crossed the finish line, got down on one knee, and proposed to his girlfriend.

According to ABC 7 in Chicago Sergeant Mike Nowacki took part in the city’s annual Hot Chocolate Run Sunday in full SWAT gear. Near the finish line, he spotted an unresponsive woman on the ground. Nowacki started giving CPR until paramedics arrived.

But that’s not where the story ends. .

Going into the race, Mike had something big planned. He was going to propose to his girlfriend Erin at the finish line, who’s also a cop.

She was on duty working the event.  And she heard Mike say over the radio that he was doing CPR.  So she knew what was going on.  But she didn’t know about the proposal until he crossed the finish line and got down on one knee.

“He’s sweating and I wanted to talk to him about what happened down the way, find out more information, and then he got down on one knee and I thought that he was hurt and then he just said, ‘Erin, I don’t know what to say’ and then I realize what was going on,” Gubala recalled.

No surprise, she said yes!