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