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Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed During Traffic Pursuits/Stops

Activity of Victim Officer by Location of Offender at Scene of Incident, 2006–2015

Activity of victim officer Total Driver Center
front
Right
front
Left
rear
Center
rear
Right
rear
Outside
vehicle
Multiple locations
due to
multiple offenders
Not reported
Number of victim officers killed during traffic pursuits/stops 83 47 0 5 0 0 0 22 6 3
Approaching offender(s) 29 18 0 4 0 0 0 6 1 0
Conducting roadblock 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Deploying stop sticks 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engaging in foot pursuit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exiting patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In patrol unit 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
Interviewing offender(s) at offender's vehicle 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Interviewing offender(s) in patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Outside patrol unit 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Outside offender's vehicle 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Searching offender(s) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
  • NOTE: For 2006 through 2015, 64 of the 83 victim officers who were feloniously killed during traffic pursuits/stops contacted radio dispatcher prior to the attack.