Officer David Stefan Hofer, 29
Euless Texas Police Department
March 1, 2016 – Officer David Stefan Hofer was shot and killed after responding to a suspicious person call in a local park. As he and another officer approached the park the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Hofer. His partner was able to return fire, killing the suspect.
Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell, 44
Los Animas County Colorado Sheriffs Office
March 1, 2016 – Deputy Travis Russell was killed in vehicle crash while on patrol.
* So far this year, 12 officers have lost their lives to gunfire—one officer killed every five days.