Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1985

Deanna Hummel Rose

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 24, 1985
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Deanna was my good friend. Those of us with whom she was close called her “Rosebud”. She had been on this police department since 1982, nearly three years at the time of her death. Her badge number was 530. I still have a piece of equipment she carried the night she died. I remember her often.

Fellow Officer

January 29, 2018

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