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Table 64

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 577 66 83 68 48 72 53 48 49 45 45
Automobile accident Total 338 38 49 39 34 45 30 23 23 28 29
Motorcycle accident Total 54 8 6 6 3 7 4 6 4 6 4
Aircraft accident Total 17 3 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 0 1
Struck by vehicle Total 93 13 12 13 7 11 5 10 9 6 7
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 28 4 7 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 2
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 65 9 5 12 4 7 2 8 8 5 5
Accidental shooting Total 27 4 4 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 3 4 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 1
Training session 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 9 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0
Fall Total 12 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 1
Other accidental Total 27 0 6 5 1 3 4 1 4 2 1