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Table 37

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms While Wearing Body Armor

Point of Entry for Fatal Torso Wounds, 2006–2015

Point of entry Total 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor and receiving fatal torso wounds 88 7 9 9 8 12 17 3 6 9 8
Entered between side panels of vest 6 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Entered through armhole or shoulder area of vest 35 2 6 2 3 3 10 2 3 2 2
Entered above vest (collarbone area, etc.) 13 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 3
Entered below vest (abdominal or lower back area) 12 0 0 3 0 4 2 1 1 0 1
Penetrated through vest (round more powerful than vest's capabilities/specifications) 19 1 2 1 2 4 3 0 0 5 1
Penetrated through vest (body armor failure) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vest not penetrated (blunt force trauma) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0