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Home LEOKA 2013 Federal Officers Killed and Assaulted Federal Officers by Department U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

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In 2013, 293 officers from the DOJ were attacked, and of these officers, 1 was killed and 58 were injured. The following provides information by agency within the DOJ:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—14 officers were assaulted; 2 were injured.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation—31 officers were assaulted, 11 of whom were injured.
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration—7 officers were attacked, 1 of whom was killed.
  • U.S. Marshals Service—241 officers were assaulted; of these officers, 45 were injured.

Type of activity

Officers from the DOJ were performing the following activities when they were attacked:

  • 197 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
  • 30 officers were on court duty.
  • 27 officers were on patrol or guard duty.
  • 20 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
  • 7 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
  • 2 officers were assigned to office duty.
  • 10 officers were assigned to other duties.


Weapons used in the attacks against the 293 DOJ officers include the following:

  • 150 officers were attacked with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
  • 44 officers were attacked with vehicles.
  • 43 officers were attacked with firearms.
  • 15 officers were attacked with knives or other cutting instruments.
  • 2 officers were attacked with blunt instruments.
  • 39 officers were attacked with other types of weapons.

Dispositional information

Law enforcement authorities identified 253 suspects in connection with the attacks on the DOJ officers. The following dispositional information was available for 32 of these suspects at the time of this report:

  • 15 suspects were awaiting trial.
  • 7 suspects are deceased.
  • 4 suspects’ prosecutions were declined.
  • 3 suspects’ cases were pending prosecutive opinion.
  • 2 suspects were found guilty.
  • 1 suspect was a fugitive.