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Table 23

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2012

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 48 10 11 12 0 1 2 6 6
Disturbance call Total 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 12 3 1 3 0 0 1 2 2
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Drug-related matter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Attempting other arrest 5 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 8 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
Ambush situation Total 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Entrapment/premeditation 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Unprovoked attack 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 8 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Felony vehicle stop 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic violation stop 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.