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Table 40

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms While Wearing Body Armor

Point of Entry for Torso Wounds, 2004–2013

Point of entry Total 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor and receiving torso wounds 94 14 9 7 9 9 8 12 17 3 6
Entered between side panels of vest 10 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Entered through armhole or shoulder area of vest 36 2 3 2 6 2 3 3 10 2 3
Entered above vest (collarbone area, etc.) 12 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2
Entered below vest (abdominal or lower back area) 14 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 2 1 1
Penetrated through vest (round more powerful than vest's capabilities/specifications) 17 4 0 1 2 1 2 4 3 0 0
Penetrated through vest (body armor failure) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vest not penetrated (blunt force trauma) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0