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Table 62

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2013

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 49 5 18 3 0 0 6 13 4
Automobile accident Total 23 3 14 1 0 0 4 1 0
Wearing seatbelt 8 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
Not wearing seatbelt2 14 1 9 1 0 0 3 0 0
Seatbelt usage not reported 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Motorcycle accident Total 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Aircraft accident Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Struck by vehicle Total 9 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Training session 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Fall Total 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Other accidental Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.
  • 2Three of the 14 victim officers not wearing seatbelts were seated in parked patrol vehicles at the time of the incidents.