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Table 35

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

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

Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 505 466 343 84 38 1 2 2 0 5 30 0
Disturbance call Total 62 58 41 12 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 39 36 23 10 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 23 22 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arrest situation Total 95 92 81 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 9 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 38 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Drug-related matter 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 39 38 31 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 10 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 68 65 54 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 36 36 14 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack Total 57 56 33 17 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 25 22 18 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 9 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 93 70 59 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Felony vehicle stop 33 16 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Traffic violation stop 60 54 49 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 49 49 27 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0