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Table 33

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

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

Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 535 493 360 92 38 3 3 2 1 3 33 0
Disturbance call Total 64 62 43 13 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 31 31 21 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 33 31 22 5 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Arrest situation Total 124 119 106 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 12 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 44 43 40 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Drug-related matter 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 60 57 49 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 14 13 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 58 48 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Ambush situation Total 115 115 56 44 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrapment/premeditation 41 41 16 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 74 74 40 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 13 11 9 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 96 68 58 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 28 0
Felony vehicle stop 34 13 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Traffic violation stop 62 55 51 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 43 42 22 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0