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Video: Fire chief makes surprise proposal

Chief Richard Beaudoin interrupted his current fiancee's fitness class to pop the question

By Emily Gillespie
Statesman Journal 

SALEM, Ore. — Dressed in his Class A’s, Salem firefighter Richard Beaudoin stood in the entry of the West Salem Courthouse Athletic Club on Monday morning.

In his hand, he clutched a little blue box with an engagement ring inside.

“I’ve been in so many fires, but this scared me 10 times more than any fire I’ve been in,” he said.

Full story: Firefighter interrupts exercise session to make a classy proposal

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Bill Simcox Bill Simcox Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:37:11 PM That's CLASS!
Alan Rufer Alan Rufer Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:41:32 PM Well done and Congrats Chief.
Steven Vance Jr Steven Vance Jr Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:55:01 PM congrats chief
Amber Gavin Amber Gavin Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:11:39 PM Nice! Congrats Chief! I could tell she was seriously surprised...go big or go home right? That's awesome!
Andy Linahon Andy Linahon Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:48:43 PM Congrats Chief, may you two have many happy years together! God Bless!
Laura Goldsmith Hunter Laura Goldsmith Hunter Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:49:24 PM Aweme! <3 <3 <3.
Richard Corso Richard Corso Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:09:14 PM Done with class - good luck both for the future.
Don Kemp Don Kemp Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:08:39 PM Outstanding!
Lorenzo Acapulco Tiraboschi Lorenzo Acapulco Tiraboschi Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:02:14 AM You are a real man! Congratulations!
James M Shutts James M Shutts Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:23:46 PM VERY CLASSY!
Gregory F. Leonard Gregory F. Leonard Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:48:38 AM Now THAT IS CLASS! BRAVO!
Jesse Biron Jesse Biron Friday, November 30, 2012 2:24:31 PM beautiful

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