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Table 63

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

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

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 636 56 318 88 2 1 63 91 17
Automobile accident Total 368 42 239 34 0 0 37 14 2
Motorcycle accident Total 58 0 35 7 0 0 3 9 4
Aircraft accident Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 8 13 0
Struck by vehicle Total 101 11 36 30 0 1 8 11 4
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 33 3 15 11 0 0 1 3 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 68 8 21 19 0 1 7 8 4
Accidental shooting Total 31 1 3 6 0 0 3 14 4
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 23 1 1 5 0 0 2 10 4
Training session 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0
Drowning Total 13 0 0 2 1 0 1 9 0
Fall Total 15 1 1 4 1 0 0 8 0
Other accidental Total 29 1 4 5 0 0 3 13 3
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.