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) 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.

October 22
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.

October 20
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.

October 17
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.

October 3
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.

September 29
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.

September 17
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.

September 16
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.