SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Law enforcement officers work to protect their communities, despite the constant risk of their own life.

When a member of law enforcement dies, Sacramento Police Department's Chaplain Mindi Russell told ABC10 other officers in the department focus on completing their investigation. Then they mourn the loss of their fellow officers.

"Well, right now, they're on autopilot, and they're going to get the bad guys and find out if there's anything else in danger," Russell said. "So, while they put that on hold, there's still that pain of grief and great loss."

Russell said that the number of deaths of law enforcement officers has happened to quickly and frequently for the community to heal.

"It's way to frequent here in Sacramento County and El Dorado County, so they're having to revisit all those painful things that they haven't even healed from in the last two years," Russell said.

Over the last two years, seven law enforcement officers have died while serving their community.

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El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael

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Deputy Brian Ishmael was a four-year veteran with the sheriff's office and previously worked for the Placerville Police Department.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Officer

Died: Oct. 23, 2019

Cause: Gunshot wound

Ishmael served El Dorado County for four years and previously worked for the Placerville Police Department. He was shot and killed while responding to a report of theft at a marijuana farm.

Sacramento Police Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan

Sacramento community mourns at memorial for fallen Officer Tara O'Sullivan

Died: June 19, 2019

Cause: Gunshot wound

O'Sullivan served the Sacramento Police Department for six months before she was shot while helping a woman out of her home while responding to a report of domestic violence.

Davis Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona

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Photo of Officer Natalie Corona taken during her swearing-in ceremony.
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Died: Jan. 10, 2019

Cause: Gunshot wound

Corona served the Davis Police Department as an officer and volunteer since 2016. While responding to a traffic accident, a man not involved in the crash ambushed Corona, shooting and killing her.

Newman Corporal Ronil Singh

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Officer Rolin Singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Newman, California on December 26, 2018.
Newman Police Department

Died: Dec. 26, 2018

Cause: Gunshot wound

Singh worked at the Newman Police Department for seven years and previously worked for the Merced County Sheriff's Office and the Turlock Police Department. When Singh pulled over a suspected DUI driver, the driver shot and killed Singh.

Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff Tony Hinostroza, III

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Deputy Antonio "Tony" Hinostroza, 45, was a 19-year veteran with the department and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the force. He is survived by his adult son.
Courtesy: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

Died: Nov. 25, 2018

Cause: Car crash

Hinostroza served Stanislaus County for 19 years. He died in a vehicle crash as he was responding to help other deputies in the pursuit of a suspected intoxicated driver.

Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Mark V. Stasyuk

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Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, was while responding to a call in Rancho Cordova. He later died at the hospital.
Courtesy: Rancho Cordova Police Department

Died: Sept. 17, 2018

Cause: Gunshot wound

Stasyuk served Sacramento County for over four years. He was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a disturbance report at an auto parts store.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Anthony Griess

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Officer Kirk Griess
CHP SOLANO

Died: Aug. 10, 2018

Cause: Hit by a car

Griess served the state of California for 19 years. While he was conducting a traffic stop in Solano County, a car hit and killed Griess.

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