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Table 67

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 599 67 66 83 68 48 72 53 48 49 45
Automobile accident Total 348 39 38 49 39 34 45 30 23 23 28
Motorcycle accident Total 54 4 8 6 6 3 7 4 6 4 6
Aircraft accident Total 18 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 0
Struck by vehicle Total 97 11 13 12 13 7 11 5 10 9 6
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 31 5 4 7 1 3 4 3 2 1 1
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 66 6 9 5 12 4 7 2 8 8 5
Accidental shooting Total 29 4 4 4 2 2 3 4 2 2 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 22 2 3 4 2 2 1 3 2 2 1
Training session 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Drowning Total 11 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 1
Fall Total 14 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 0
Other accidental Total 28 2 0 6 5 1 3 4 1 4 2