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Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2003–2012

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 535 52 146 169 1 2 22 91 52
Disturbance call Total 64 5 14 35 0 1 0 5 4
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 31 1 7 15 0 1 0 3 4
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 33 4 7 20 0 0 0 2 0
Arrest situation Total 124 13 21 38 1 0 3 24 24
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 12 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 3
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 44 6 7 10 0 0 1 1 19
Drug-related matter 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
Attempting other arrest 60 3 10 27 1 0 2 15 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 14 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 7 25 9 0 0 4 8 7
Ambush situation Total 115 9 35 35 0 0 10 12 14
Entrapment/premeditation 41 3 8 15 0 0 3 4 8
Unprovoked attack 74 6 27 20 0 0 7 8 6
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 13 0 3 2 0 1 1 6 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 96 8 43 34 0 0 2 7 2
Felony vehicle stop 34 1 5 21 0 0 1 5 1
Traffic violation stop 62 7 38 13 0 0 1 2 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 43 3 0 13 0 0 0 27 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.