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Table 23

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2006–2015

Circumstance Total 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers Total 491 48 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41
Disturbance call Total 58 8 5 1 6 6 10 4 4 11 3
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 37 6 3 1 4 2 5 3 3 10 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 21 2 2 0 2 4 5 1 1 1 3
Arrest situation Total 92 12 17 9 8 14 10 7 6 4 5
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 9 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 6 7 1 3 6 6 3 3 0 3
Drug-related matter 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
Attempting other arrest 37 4 8 5 4 4 4 1 3 3 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 70 6 4 7 4 8 12 8 5 8 8
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 36 1 9 1 6 2 2 3 1 7 4
Unprovoked attack Total 56 9 7 5 9 11 6 1 4 1 3
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 22 0 1 2 0 2 4 6 1 5 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 83 8 11 8 8 9 14 9 2 8 6
Felony vehicle stop 29 0 5 5 2 3 7 5 0 1 1
Traffic violation stop 54 8 6 3 6 6 7 4 2 7 5
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 53 2 3 7 5 3 13 5 4 4 7