Officer Kenneth Copeland, 58
San Marcos Texas Police Department
December 4, 2017 – Officer Kenneth Copeland was shot multiple times during an ambush attack while serving a warrant. He succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital. Officer Copeland is survived by his wife and four children.
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, 33
Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal
December 8, 2017 – Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen was struck and killed while assisting at a crash scene.
Corporal Eric Chapman, 30
Johnson South Carolina Police Department
December 8, 2017 – Corporal Eric Chapman was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to backup another officer. He is survived by his wife, daughter, three stepchildren, his parents, and two sisters.
Officer Paul Lazinsky, 58
El Mirage Arizona Police Department
December 12, 2017 – Officer Paul Lazinsky suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a criminal suspect, a wanted juvenile.