In the last 39 weeks, 30 officers have been shot to death in the line of duty

In 39 weeks, 30 officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty in 2019.

The manner of the deaths don't follow any pattern, said Robyn Small with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Some officers died responding to robberies or domestic disturbances. Others were ambushed.
At the end of September 2018, 38 officers had been shot and killed while on duty, and 47 officers were gunned down by the year's end, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
    "While we're pleased to see the number of officer line-of-duty deaths has decreased so far this year, even one officer death is too many," Small said.
    Here's a list of the officers who've been gunned down while on duty in the US in 2019.
    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 officer did not die by friendly fire.

    September 27

    Harris County (Texas) Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal

    Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was killed when a suspect shot him in the back of the head during a traffic stop. The first Sikh deputy in Harris County, Dhaliwal made history in 2015 when the department allowed him to wear a turban in uniform. He was beloved by the Houston community he served.

    September 20

    Mandeville (Louisiana) Police Captain Vincent "Vinny" Liberto, Jr.

    Capt. Vincent Liberto, 58, was killed when a routine traffic stop ended in a shootout. Liberto left behind a wife and seven children, many of whom are active members of law enforcement and the military, the department said.

    September 16

    Tuscaloosa (Alabama) Police Officer Dornell Cousette

    Officer Dornell Cousette, 40, was attempting to arrest a 20-year-old suspect on multiple felony warrants when the suspect shot and killed him. Cousette had served the department for more than 13 years.

    August 24

    Texas Highway Patrol Officer Moises Sanchez

    Officer Moises Sanchez succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained in April, when a suspect in a car crash he responded to fled and shot him in Edinburg, Texas, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. He previously served in the US Marine Corps.

    August 23

    Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Hopkins

    Nicholas Hopkins, an Illinois State Trooper who was shot while executing a warrant, died Friday night, according to Director of the Illinois State Police Brendan Kelly.
    Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was shot and killed while serving a search warrant in East St. Louis. The 10-year state police veteran left behind a wife and three children.

    August 12

    California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye

    Officer Andre Moye, 34, was in his third year with the department when he was shot and killed by a man whose truck was being impounded. Inland Division Chief Bill Dance said Moye considered his work a "dream job."

    July 18

    Stone County (Arkansas) Sheriff's Office Sergeant Michael Stephen

    Sgt. Michael Stephen was shot and killed while responding to a domestic call. He was speaking to a woman outside her home when the suspect opened fire on him and the woman, who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Stephen was a 20-year veteran of law enforcement.

    July 7
    Hall County (Georgia) Sheriff's Deputy Nicolas Dixon

    Deputy Nicolas Dixon was killed after trying to stop a stolen vehicle suspected to have been involved in multiple burglaries. The suspect was shot, officials say, and may be charged with felony murder.

    June 25
    Fulton County (Illinois) Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum

    Deputy Troy Chisum was responding to a domestic disturbance call in which a man had barricaded himself inside a home. During the ensuing altercation, he was shot and killed.

    June 23
    North County Police Cooperative (Missouri) Officer Michael Langsdorf

    Officer Michael Langsdorf was shot and killed after he responded to a call about a man who was reportedly trying to cash a bad check. The 17-year veteran of the force was engaged to be married and left behind two children.

    June 20
    Mission (Texas) Cpl. Jose Espericueta