Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1985

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Deanna Hummel Rose

Police Officer Deanna Rose was killed on I-35 after a man she was attempting to arrest for drunk driving assaulted her and ran over her.

During the arrest at 2:00 a.m., the boy knocked her down beneath his car. As he drove away, he ran her over. She succumbed to her injuries two days later after donating her organs.

The suspect was originally charged with first-degree murder, with the alternative charge of second-degree murder and DWI. The suspect pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to five to 10 years. He was released after his first parole, on June 4th, 1994, after serving nine years.

Officer Rose had served with the Overland Park Police Department for two years and previously served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Office in California. She is survived by her husband, mother, father, and six brothers and sisters.

Officer Rose was the first Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty and the first female officer in Kansas to die in the line of duty. Officer Rose received the Award for Valor posthumously from the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.

The City of Overland Park dedicated a 12-acre children’s farm in honor of Officer Rose in 1985.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 530

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 24, 1985
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

Impaired Driver, arrest attempt, Organ Donor

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Thinking of you today Deanna.

Ann L.

January 27, 2024

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