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U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

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Within the DOI in 2014, 607 officers were attacked. Of these officers, 1 officer was injured with a firearm, and 83 sustained injuries from weapons other than firearms. The following provides information by agency within the DOI:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs–550 officers were attacked, 69 of whom were injured with weapons other than firearms.
  • Bureau of Land Management–5 officers were assaulted, 1 of whom was injured by a firearm.
  • National Park Service–47 officers were assaulted, 13 of whom sustained injuries from weapons other than firearms.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service–5 officers were assaulted; 1 was injured with a weapon other than a firearm.

Type of activity

At the time of the attacks, officers from the DOI were performing the following activities:

  • 303 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
  • 116 officers were on patrol or guard duty.
  • 112 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
  • 44 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
  • 2 officers were assigned to court duty.
  • 1 officer was assigned to office duty.
  • 29 officers were performing other official duties.

Weapons

Weapons used against the DOI officers during the attacks include the following:

  • 187 officers were attacked with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
  • 14 officers were attacked with blunt instruments.
  • 12 officers were attacked with firearms.
  • 9 officers were attacked with vehicles.
  • 5 officers were attacked with knives or other cutting instruments.
  • 380 officers were attacked with other types of weapons.

Dispositional information

Law enforcement authorities identified 594 suspects in the assaults on DOI officers. At the time of this report, the following dispositional information was available for 449 of the suspects:

  • 338 suspects were found guilty.
  • 89 suspects were awaiting trial.
  • 10 suspects were found not guilty or the charges were dismissed.
  • 4 suspects were found incompetent to stand trial.
  • 3 suspects’ cases were pending prosecutive opinion.
  • 2 suspects’ prosecutions were declined.
  • 2 suspects were deceased.
  • 1 suspect was a fugitive.