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Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose | Overland Park Police Department, Kansas Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer

Deanna Hummel Rose

Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 26, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 1/24/1985

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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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.

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Never forgotten; always in our hearts and minds.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada CO officer
January 27, 2016

 

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