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Table 33

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 2004–2013

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 511 474 345 87 40 2 3 2 0 4 28 0
Disturbance call Total 58 56 39 11 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 29 28 19 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 29 28 20 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arrest situation Total 120 115 103 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 46 45 42 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Drug-related matter 7 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 56 53 46 3 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 12 11 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 62 59 47 6 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
Ambush situation Total 111 111 54 42 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrapment/premeditation 36 36 13 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 75 75 41 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 14 12 9 2 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 84 62 54 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Felony vehicle stop 30 13 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Traffic violation stop 54 49 47 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 44 43 23 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0