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Table 69

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 599 51 306 82 2 2 52 88 16
Automobile accident Total 348 39 230 31 0 0 29 17 2
Motorcycle accident Total 54 0 34 7 0 0 2 8 3
Aircraft accident Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 0
Struck by vehicle Total 97 9 36 28 0 2 7 11 4
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 31 2 14 11 0 0 1 3 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 66 7 22 17 0 2 6 8 4
Accidental shooting Total 29 1 2 6 0 0 3 13 4
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 22 1 1 5 0 0 2 9 4
Training session 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Drowning Total 11 0 1 2 1 0 1 6 0
Fall Total 14 0 1 4 1 0 0 8 0
Other accidental Total 28 2 2 4 0 0 3 14 3
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.