Bride-to-be loses her engagement ring at beach

(WILX) -- Trying to find a needle in a haystack is very difficult, but finding a lost engagement ring on a beach almost impossible.

Bride-to-be Jessica Haelen, was having a fun in the sun day at the beach in Galveston, Texas when she lost her ring in the sand.

It wasn't just any ring, it was her mother's ring.
Jessica's mom passed away her sophomore year of high school.

While Jessica was looking for her ring, she met officer Derrick Jaradi.

Officer Jaradi just had happened to become engaged on that same day.

After Jessica explained her situation, the officer felt for Jessica and sprang into action!

He went and grabbed his own metal detector and began searching.

After hours of looking, Jessica received a text message at 4:30 in the morning saying Officer Jaradi had found her ring.

The officer returned the ring to Jessica and as a token of her appreciation, Jessica invited him to her wedding.