47 officers in the US have been fatally shot in the line of duty this year

(CNN)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."

    December 26
    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.

    December 13
    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.

    November 29
    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.

    November 19
    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.

    November 8
    Ventura County (California) Sheri