For Seattle Police Officers Britt Sweeney and Ben Kelly, being at the National Memorial in D.C. and seeing the thousands of names of fallen officers is a bit overwhelming. "I just sat back and have my little secret thought their looking down, and going oh my gosh," said Sweeney. Q13 FOX News Anchor David Rose talked with Ben and Britt for the first time about how their tragedies have turned into hope as they visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial site in Washington D.C. to remember their fallen colleagues.

After surviving the shooting that took the life of her training officer Tim Brenton, Sweeney was on light duty when she heard about the four Lakewood officers who were gunned down in a coffee shop. Then she heard the story of the man who shot and killed the suspect, Maurice Clemmons.

Britt Sweeney said after hearing about the shooting of Maurice Clemmons, she had to find the officer involved. "I wanted to know. I became obsessed about just knowing who the officer was, and I just felt this weird connection even though the instances were different. I just needed talk to him. I needed somebody who kind of understood what the last month had been for me," said Sweeney.

Sweeney says she heard his name was Ben Kelly, and that he was also a Seattle Police officer. She sent him an email, not sure if he'd ever see it. "I told him I just had to meet him and had to talk to him and didn't care to necessarily hear the story, that I didn't care if we talked about unicorns and rainbows."

He wrote back and after she won a dinner certificate from Crime Stoppers as part of her Washington's Most Wanted November Officer of the Month Award, Britt asked Ben out.

"We went to McCormick and Schmicks," said Sweeney "And actually had a great dinner....I told Ben that I didn't want to date anybody in the department and I especially wouldn't date him!" Sweeney laughed.

It's a relationship that's helped both of them heal and given them some joy in the midst of so much tragedy.

"She's feisty, she's a fighter and she is so incredibly strong..she's much stronger than me in many, many ways," said Kelly.

"Ben definitely keeps me very grounded he reminds me to slow down and smell the flowers along the way and when I get those blinders on and get my eyes focused on the end goal, ben reminds me that there's stops along the way," said Sweeney.

Neither takes how they met lightly. They say that there are few days that go by that they don't think about the colleagues they lost. For now they are just finding comfort in being together. "We don't have a road map, we're just taking it day by day enjoying it for what it is."