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Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2004–2013

Circumstance Total 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of victim officers Total 511 57 55 48 58 41 48 56 72 49 27
Disturbance call Total 58 10 7 8 5 1 6 6 7 4 4
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 29 1 2 6 3 1 4 2 5 2 3
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 29 9 5 2 2 0 2 4 2 2 1
Arrest situation Total 120 13 8 12 17 9 8 14 23 10 6
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 46 7 4 6 7 1 3 6 5 4 3
Drug-related matter 7 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0
Attempting other arrest 56 4 3 4 8 5 4 4 18 3 3
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 62 7 7 6 4 7 4 8 5 9 5
Ambush situation Total 111 15 8 10 16 6 15 15 15 6 5
Entrapment/premeditation 36 6 4 1 9 1 6 2 2 4 1
Unprovoked attack 75 9 4 9 7 5 9 13 13 2 4
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 14 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 1 3 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 84 6 15 8 11 8 8 7 11 8 2
Felony vehicle stop 30 0 5 0 5 5 2 3 6 4 0
Traffic violation stop 54 6 10 8 6 3 6 4 5 4 2
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 44 3 3 2 3 7 5 3 9 5 4