Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Overland Park
Death Date: 1/26/1985
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident
On January 24, 1985, Officer Hummel-Rose had stopped a vehicle and was attempting to arrest the driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. She was fatally injured when the suspect driver knocked her to the ground and then intentionally struck her with the vehicle. She died two days later from the injuries. Hummel-Rose was the first woman officer to be killed in the line of duty in Kansas, and the only city officer to be killed in Overland Park. Prior to working for the Overland Park Police Department, she had graduated from Wichita State University in Criminal Justice and had been a member of the San Diego, California County Sheriff’s office.