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Table 21

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2005–2014

Circumstance Total 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of victim officers Total 505 55 48 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51
Disturbance call Total 62 7 8 5 1 6 6 10 4 4 11
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 39 2 6 3 1 4 2 5 3 3 10
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 23 5 2 2 0 2 4 5 1 1 1
Arrest situation Total 95 8 12 17 9 8 14 10 7 6 4
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 9 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 4 6 7 1 3 6 6 3 3 0
Drug-related matter 8 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1
Attempting other arrest 39 3 4 8 5 4 4 4 1 3 3
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 68 7 6 4 7 4 8 12 8 5 7
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 36 4 1 9 1 6 2 2 3 1 7
Unprovoked attack Total 57 4 9 7 5 9 11 6 1 4 1
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 25 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 6 1 5
Handling person with mental illness Total 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 93 15 8 11 8 8 9 14 9 2 9
Felony vehicle stop 33 5 0 5 5 2 3 7 5 0 1
Traffic violation stop 60 10 8 6 3 6 6 7 4 2 8
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 49 3 2 3 7 5 3 13 5 4 4