Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of police officers fatally shot in the line of duty since the start of 2018.
Since the year began, 47 law enforcement officers across the US have been shot and killed in the line of duty, including a police officer in California making a traffic stop on the morning after Christmas.
The parameters CNN followed in this count are:
- The officer was fatally shot this year
- The officer was on duty at the time of the shooting
“The tragic deaths … (are) a stark reminder of the dangers our law enforcement professionals face each and every day while protecting and serving our communities,” said Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “Too often, their service and sacrifice are taken for granted.”
Newman (California) Police Officer Ronil Singh
Singh, 33, was gunned down while making a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. in a mostly residential part of Newman, a city of 11,000 located about 70 miles east of San Jose. A native of Fiji, Singh had been with the Newman Police Department since 2011.
DeKalb County (Georgia) Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores
Flores, 24, was shot while conducting a traffic stop in suburban Atlanta. The suspect fled his vehicle, produced a handgun and shot Flores before being shot and killed by responding officers. Flores had been hired by the police department in May 2017.
Deputy US Marshal Chase White
White, 41, was shot and killed in Tucson, Arizona, while serving a Tucson Police felony warrant. The suspect opened fire before barricading himself in his home and eventually surrendering to police. White had joined the service in 2015.
Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez
Jimenez, 28, was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance outside Mercy Hospital in Chicago. As police arrived on the scene the suspect fatally shot his ex-fiancee and then ran into the hospital, exchanging shots with officers and striking Jimenez. The officer had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months.
Ventura County (California) Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Helus
Sheriff’s deputy Helus, who was set to retire, was among about a dozen people killed when a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks. Helus was shot multiple times as he entered the bar with a California Highway Patrol officer.
Florence County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Deputy Farrah B. Turner
Deputy Turner succumbed to injuries she received on October 3. She was among seven officers shot while serving a warrant at a residence. Sgt. Terrence Carraway (listed below) died earlier.
Gwinnett County (Georgia) Police Officer Antwan Toney
Officer Antwan Toney, who had just turned 30, was responding with another officer to a call of possible marijuana use. Toney was shot at from inside the suspect vehicle as soon as he approached the car in a parking lot at a middle school. He was hit one time. The other officer, returned fire and dragged Toney away, and he died at a hospital.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin K. Conner
Trooper Conner pulled over a driver of a pickup truck for speeding a few miles from the South Carolina state line. The driver fired several shots, hitting the trooper, who died after being transported to a hospital.
Florence (South Carolina) Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway
Sgt. Carraway was heading home for the day when he received a call for urgent backup. Law enforcement officers were taking fire from a man inside a house. He was shot and killed during a two-hour standoff when deputies tried to execute a search warrant. Six other law enforcement officers and a 20-year-old who was in the home also were shot.
Brookhaven (Mississippi) Police Corporal Zach Moak and Patrolman James White
Moak, 31, and White, 35, were responding to a call about shots fired when they were killed in a shootout in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Sacramento County (California) Deputy Sheriff Mark Stasyuk
Stasyuk was gunned down by a man as he and another deputy responded to a disturbance call at an auto parts store.
Sedgwick County (Kansas) Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze
Kunze was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call. A struggle ensued when he tried to attemp the suspect and Kunze was shot.
Fort Worth (Texas) Police Officer Garrett Hull
Officer Hull was fatally shot while he was pursuing three robbery suspects. At the funeral, the police chief promoted Hull posthumously to corporal.
Fort Myers (Florida) Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to a gunshot wound he received a week earlier. He was shot by a man who allegedly stole a cellphone and then ran from police.
Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski
The 17-year veteran was killed while he and other officers were trying to arrest a suspect, who was wanted on drug and gun charges, police said. When officers entered the home, the suspect fired multiple times at officers, the police chief said.
Arizona State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer
A person who was fighting with police along Interstate 10 near Phoenix took an officer’s gun and shot two Arizona state troopers. Trooper Tyler Edenhofer – an officer who was in training – was killed.
Hawaii County (Hawaii) Police Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa
Officer Kaliloa was fatally shot during a traffic stop of a wanted man, who opened fire. He was the first fatality from the state of Hawaii this year.
Weymouth (Massachusetts) Police Officer Michael Chesna
Chesna approached a suspect vandalizing a home, after the suspect crashed a vehicle and ran. When approached, he struck Chesna in the head with a rock, then stole Officer Chesna’s gun and fired, officials said. A stray bullet also struck and killed a woman in a nearby home.
New York State Police Trooper Nicholas Clark
Clark was fatally shot by a suspect considered to be suicidal after responding to a call in Erwin, New York.
Wyandotte County (Kansas) Deputy Sheriffs Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King
Rohrer and King were shot and killed during a transfer of an inmate to the courthouse for a hearing.
Dickinson County (Tennessee) Sergeant Daniel Baker
Baker was shot and killed during an altercation surrounding a stolen vehicle. Suspect Steven Wiggins was arrested after a two-day manhunt.
Highlands County (Florida) Deputy Sheriff William J. Gentry, Jr.
Gentry was dispatched to a home regarding an animal abuse case when he was confronted by the suspect, who lived next door. The suspect then opened fire.
Terra Haute (Indiana) Police Officer Rob Pitts
Pitts, a veteran of Terre Haute police department, was shot and killed as he responded to a call at an apartment complex on May 4.
Nogales (Arizona) Police Officer Jesus Cordova
Cordova was killed after trying to pull over a carjacking suspect. The suspect got out of the car and opened fire. It was the first time since 1888 a Nogales Police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Somerset County (Maine) police Cpl. Eugene Cole
Cole was shot and killed by a man who then drove off in his squad car. Cole, 62, was a father and an “outstanding” officer, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said.
Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander
Santander died a day after after he and a colleague were shot at a Home Depot. The suspected gunman was captured after a car chase. Santander, 27, was a three-year police veteran.
Gilchrist County (Florida) Sheriff’s Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey
Ramirez and Lindsey were killed when a man walked up to the window of the restaurant where they were eating and shot them without warning. The shooter was later found dead outside the business.