Home LEOKA 2013 Tables Table 61

Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 636 82 67 66 83 68 48 72 53 48 49
Automobile accident Total 368 48 39 38 49 39 34 45 30 23 23
Motorcycle accident Total 58 10 4 8 6 6 3 7 4 6 4
Aircraft accident Total 21 3 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 3 1
Struck by vehicle Total 101 10 11 13 12 13 7 11 5 10 9
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 33 3 5 4 7 1 3 4 3 2 1
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 68 7 6 9 5 12 4 7 2 8 8
Accidental shooting Total 31 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 4 2 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 23 2 2 3 4 2 2 1 3 2 2
Training session 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Drowning Total 13 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2
Fall Total 15 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4
Other accidental Total 29 3 2 0 6 5 1 3 4 1 4