Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Overland Park Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Deanna Hummel Rose

Thinking of you today Deanna.

Ann L.

January 27, 2024


Timothy G Cameron

October 30, 2023

Always in our hearts.


January 25, 2022

Deanna was my cousin and we grew up together. Her death saddened and angered me. Her killer got off too easy. I am so very happy to know that Overland Park dedicated the farmstead in her name. A fitting tribute for a girl who loved animals.

James A George
1st Cousin.

March 8, 2021

Remembering you today....Thank You for your service! You are not forgotten! My kids grew up in Overland Park and have many fond memories in your honor at the farmstead.

LT. K.L.Woods

January 26, 2021

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

Rest in peace Officer Rose. A true and humble heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 24, 2019

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

Officer Rose,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Overland Park. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2018

Thinking of Deanna on this anniversary.

OPPD & Arvada officer

January 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 33rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 26, 2018


I was thinking about You Tonight.

(May You Rest-In-Peace.)

Michael B. Parlor

January 6, 2018

Rest in Peace my sister.

Lt. Ray Flores

January 26, 2017

Never forgotten; always in our hearts and minds.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada CO officer

January 27, 2016

Deanna brought much life and laughter to all. 31 years and I still have wonderful memories of our friendship. In 1985 female officers were rare. I feel we trained OPPD in how to work with women! Rita

FBI Special Agent Retired
OPPD Police Officer

January 27, 2016

Officer Rose and Family,

We will honor you this Friday after you were taken from our OPPD Family 30 years ago. I never had the privilege of meeting you; however, your legacy lives on in so many ways. God keep you and continue to comfort your family.

Captain Rick Castillo
Overland Park Police Department

May 13, 2015

Deanna, Tomorrow the Overland Park Police Department will remember you in a ceremony at the Deanna Rose Farmstead. It is fitting to have named the farmstead in your memory. It brings joy to so many people. I think of you often, every time I pass your picture which graces our hall in the police station. I was fortunate to have known you. You are not forgotten.

mark kessler
overland park

May 14, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Rose. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Thinking of Deanna; she will never be forgotten.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada PD officer

January 27, 2014

I remember the day Officer Rose was killed vividly. It was a very sorrowful event. I sat in the emergency room at Shawnee Mission Medical Centre the morning of her death, and waited for my employment physical. Little did I realize her assailant was just around the corner, and the police were waiting for a court order to obtain an blood alcohol level on an unfortunate soul who massacrered this beautiful young woman. This was a very difficult situation. Today I wondered what ever happened to that young boy who changed so many of lives. Did his life change? Am I where I where I am today because of this event? Never the less, I have been on a journey since that day in 1985, and all all my roads have led me back to this situation. I hope we have gained some valuable knowledge from this incident, and as for thosewho suffer from alcoholism, find the strength to save their souls before they make others suffer. Today I have peace in my heart, and forgive those who are sick from this terrible disease that have taken so many innocent lives. God help those who are to sick to seek the help they so desperately need!

1st Lt. Nancy Kay Coffin RN, MSN

Nancy Coffin 1st Lt. RN, MSN
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System

January 13, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
January 3, 2012

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Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heat's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 26, 2012


“Heads - Kansas / Tails - California”

Officer Deanna Hummel Rose - Overland Park (Kansas) Police Department (RIP)

Officer Deanna Rose was The FIRST Female within the Law Enforcement Community who was Murdered while In - The - Line - Of - Duty, within The State Of Kansas. Prior to serving with the Overland Park Police Department, She had served with the San Diego, California County Sheriff's Office.

In January 1977, I began my United States (US) Marine Corps career in Overland Park, Kansas, by enlisting as A Private. I was the first US Marine to enlist who did not receive the Vietnam Era GI Bill benefits. Communities upon both sides (Kansas and Missouri), were “My Old Stomping Grounds.”
However, during my breaks from college (back in Charleston, South Carolina), I spent most of my time at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Shawnee Mission, and Overland Park. My Father was A US Marine Corps Recruiter for the area, and Overland Park police officers often stopped by the local US Marine Corps Recruiting Station.

Back during those days, Alcohol Consumption was Legal at Age 18 on one side of The River, and it was Legal at Age 21 on the other side of The River. So, it was not uncommon to find teenagers returning home after “Legally - Drinking” on “The Other Side.” On January 26, 1985, Officer Deanna Rose was killed after a teenager (19 year old Kenneth Meunier), whom She was attempting to arrest for drunk driving assaulted Her. As She attempted to place Meunier under arrest, he knocked Her down, returned to his vehicle, and as he drove away, he ran Her over, resulting in fatal injuries.

Meunier (also from Overland Park), later surrendered to authorities and he was initially charged with First Degree Murder, with the alternative charge of Second Degree Murder and Driving While Under - The - Influence. He eventually plead guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and was sentenced May 23, 1985. He received a sentence to serve from five to ten years. In 1994 (after serving nine years of the sentence), he was released, after his first parole hearing.

Ironically, when Officer Rose was Murdered, my US Marine Corps career had already brought me to California as a commissioned officer, and Her “Old Stomping Grounds (San Diego County),” had become “My New Stomping Grounds.”

Today, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base may be “Long - Gone.” However, I am The Administrator for a San Diego County Facebook (FB) Site, as well as another FB Site which I Dedicate to ALL Women who have Served In - Uniform (Armed Forces, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement), and The Memory of Officer Deanna Hummel Rose is NOT Forgotten.

(May She Rest - In - Peace.)

Semper Fi,
“Major Pain”

Michael B. Parlor

December 27, 2011

Your sacrifice.....our loss.
You will always be in our hearts and minds.
Rest in peace Deanna.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada CO PD

January 26, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been 25 years since we lost a friend and co-worker. Deanna is still missed today. Rita

SA Rita L. Hessel
FBI, formally of Overland Park

January 25, 2010

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