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Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2005–2014

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 505 47 132 155 1 2 22 95 51
Disturbance call Total 62 4 16 31 0 1 1 3 6
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 39 2 9 17 0 1 1 3 6
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 23 2 7 14 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 95 11 14 29 0 0 3 19 19
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 5 6 10 0 0 1 1 16
Drug-related matter 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Attempting other arrest 39 3 6 18 0 0 2 9 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 68 7 28 14 1 0 3 8 7
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 36 3 5 13 0 0 3 2 10
Unprovoked attack Total 57 5 24 10 0 0 7 8 3
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 25 0 4 5 0 1 0 13 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 9 1 0 6 0 0 1 1 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 93 8 38 35 0 0 3 7 2
Felony vehicle stop 33 1 4 20 0 0 2 5 1
Traffic violation stop 60 7 34 15 0 0 1 2 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 49 2 0 12 0 0 0 34 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.