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Table 65

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2015

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 45 5 18 4 1 0 8 6 3
Automobile accident Total 29 4 17 1 0 0 5 1 1
Wearing seatbelt 18 1 13 0 0 0 3 0 1
Not wearing seatbelt 8 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0
Seatbelt usage not reported 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motorcycle accident Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Aircraft accident Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Struck by vehicle Total 7 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Training session 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall Total 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.