An internal investigation revealed Capt. David O'Leary and Officer Ray Horsley misused departmental resources in August when they took Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba and his girlfriend on a ride in a police helicopter, part of an elaborate marriage proposal by Ashba.
The ride ended with the couple being dropped off in a field near police headquarters, where champagne and roses awaited them, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday.
O'Leary was to receive a demotion to lieutenant but retired instead. Horsley will be transferred from the department's Air Support Detail and will no longer fly, officials said.