Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 1/24/1985
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 20 years
Officer Deanna Rose was killed after a teenage boy she was attempting to arrest for drunk driving assaulted her and ran over her. During the arrest the boy knocked her down underneath his car. As he drove away he ran her over, causing fatal injuries.
The suspect was originally charged with Murder in the 1st degree, with the alternative charge of Murder in the 2nd degree, and DWI. The suspect plead to Voluntary Manslaughter and was sentenced May 23, 1985 to 5-10 years. He was released, after his first parole, on June 4th, 1994 after serving 9 years.
Officer Deanna Rose was the first Overland Park Officer killed in the line of duty and the first female officer in Kansas to die in the line of duty. Previously, she had been a member of the San Diego, California County Sheriff's office.
The City of Overland Park dedicated a 12 acre Children’s Farmstead in honor of Officer Rose in 1985. Officer Rose received the Award for Valor posthumously from the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.