Lincoln police celebrate nurses week with touching flashback Friday

After seeing Shannon at the hospital while on duty and later meeting her at a social gathering, Curtis Wolbert knew that she was "the one."
Courtesy Lincoln Police Department

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln police officers often find themselves interacting with nurses throughout the course of their duties.

“It’s only appropriate, then, that during National Nurses Week we give special recognition to the many dedicated nurses with whom we come in contact and to honor all those who chose to enter the field of nursing,” said the Lincoln Police Department.

In 2005, Officer Curtis Wolbert met Shannon at Bryan Medical Center West Campus while working on the Southwest Team.

After seeing Shannon at the hospital while on duty and later meeting her at a social gathering, Wolbert knew by 2006 that she was “the one.”

While working on March 6, 2006, he asked his sergeant if he could go out of service for a bit.

The sergeant agreed, but knowing what Wolbert was up to, he went along and captured the picture with his flip phone.

Despite the busy night in the emergency room, Shannon was able to step away long enough for Wolbert to get down on one knee.

Since then, in 2008, Wolbert was credited with saving a girl’s life when a baby stopped breathing after having a seizure.

Thank you to all who serve, like Shannon, as nurses.  Happy National Nurses Week!

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