Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace, 53
Stanislaus County California Sheriff’s Office
November 13, 2017 – Deputy Dennis Wallace was shot and killed at point blank range while investigating the driver of a stolen vehicle. It was determined that he’d been shot twice in the head. The killer was arrested later in the day after attempting to steal a woman’s purse.
Deputy Wallace is survived by his wife and children.
Deputy Sheriff Justin White, 28
Newton County Georgia Sheriff’s Office
November 15, 2017 – Deputy Justin White was injured in a vehicle crash on October 30, 2017, while responding to assist at a medical call. He died as a result of those injuries on November 15, 2017.
Deputy White is survived by his daughter and girlfriend.
Update – Since I posted this earlier today, another officer was shot to death. Therefore:
123 124 line of duty deaths so far this year, an 8% 9% increase over this time last year.
Of those 124 deaths,
56 57 officers were killed by gunfire, a 65% 68% increase.
49 officers died in auto-related incidents, including those were were intentionally struck, an 11% increase.