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