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Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 667 81 82 67 66 83 68 48 72 53 47
Automobile accident Total 394 50 48 39 38 49 39 34 45 30 22
Motorcycle accident Total 64 10 10 4 8 6 6 3 7 4 6
Aircraft accident Total 21 1 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 3
Struck by vehicle Total 102 10 10 11 13 12 13 7 11 5 10
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 38 6 3 5 4 7 1 3 4 3 2
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 64 4 7 6 9 5 12 4 7 2 8
Accidental shooting Total 31 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 4 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 22 1 2 2 3 4 2 2 1 3 2
Training session 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Drowning Total 15 4 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0
Fall Total 13 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3
Other accidental Total 27 2 3 2 0 6 5 1 3 4 1