Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Honoring Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
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. Prior to that time, she was a member of the San Diego, California County Sheriff's office.
As you walk down one of the main hallways of Sanders Justice Center, there's a reminder on the wall of the sacrifice Deanna Rose made on behalf of the citizens of Overland Park. Inside a display case sit the various items from the duty belt and uniform of Deanna Rose. My hope is that when each officer walks by that location it will be a reminder to them of just how fragile life is and how much they need to be on guard every day.