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Table 68

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 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 45 5 27 5 0 1 0 6 1
Automobile accident Total 28 4 18 2 0 0 0 3 1
Wearing seatbelt 15 2 11 1 0 0 0 0 1
Not wearing seatbelt 10 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 0
Seatbelt usage not reported 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Motorcycle accident Total 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aircraft accident Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Struck by vehicle Total 6 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Training session 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.