But 2019 appears to be on pace for a similar level of police-related bloodshed.
From January 1 to today, January 21, there have been ten officer-involved shootings in the state — and they occurred during an eight-day span, from January 9 to January 16.
As described by a wide variety of law enforcement agencies whose accounts are reproduced below, the shootings vary widely. But several of them have common elements, including stolen cars, disturbances in parking lots, car chases and people who've had previous brushes with the law — some major, some minor — taking bullets from police officers. Not all of them survived.
Continue to get details on all ten shootings to date.