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Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2003–2012

Circumstance Total 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Number of victim officers Total 535 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56 72 48
Disturbance call Total 64 10 10 7 8 5 1 6 6 7 4
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 31 5 1 2 6 3 1 4 2 5 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 33 5 9 5 2 2 0 2 4 2 2
Arrest situation Total 124 8 13 8 12 17 9 8 14 23 12
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 12 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 44 1 7 4 6 7 1 3 6 5 4
Drug-related matter 8 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2
Attempting other arrest 60 5 4 3 4 8 5 4 4 18 5
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 14 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 4 7 7 6 4 7 4 8 5 8
Ambush situation Total 115 9 15 8 10 16 6 15 15 15 6
Entrapment/premeditation 41 6 6 4 1 9 1 6 2 2 4
Unprovoked attack 74 3 9 4 9 7 5 9 13 13 2
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 13 2 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 1 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 96 14 6 15 8 11 8 8 7 11 8
Felony vehicle stop 34 4 0 5 0 5 5 2 3 6 4
Traffic violation stop 62 10 6 10 8 6 3 6 4 5 4
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 43 3 3 3 2 3 7 5 3 9 5