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, the boy knocked her down beneath his car. As he drove away he ran her over, causing fatal injuries.

The suspect was originally charged with first-degree murder, with the alternative charge of second-degree murder, and DWI. The suspect plead 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 only nine years.

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. She had previously served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Office in California. Her organs were donated to other recipients.

The City of Overland Park dedicated a 12-acre children’s farm in honor of Officer Rose in 1985. Officer Rose received the Award for Valor posthumously from the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.

Bio

  • 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

drunk driver

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It is so hard to believe that 35 years has gone by. I remember meeting you in our neighborhood when we were 11 years old. We became fast friends and thought our lives would be intertwined until our old age. The sacrifice you took changed lives for ever. I think about you so many times. Many people these days have no idea the dedication and courage it takes to be a LEO. RIP Officer Rose.

Leslie Northrop

January 25, 2020

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