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Table 62

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 47 3 26 5 0 0 5 8 0
Automobile accident Total 22 2 16 1 0 0 2 1 0
Motorcycle accident Total 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0
Aircraft accident Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Struck by vehicle Total 10 0 7 1 0 0 1 1 0
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 8 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 0
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Training session 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall Total 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Other accidental Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.