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Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2006–2015

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 577 50 287 77 2 2 56 84 19
Automobile accident Total 338 38 220 29 0 0 31 17 3
Motorcycle accident Total 54 0 32 6 0 0 2 11 3
Aircraft accident Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 0
Struck by vehicle Total 93 9 29 27 1 2 8 11 6
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 28 2 10 11 0 0 2 3 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 65 7 19 16 1 2 6 8 6
Accidental shooting Total 27 1 2 6 0 0 2 12 4
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 1 1 5 0 0 1 9 4
Training session 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Drowning Total 9 0 1 1 1 0 1 5 0
Fall Total 12 0 1 4 0 0 0 7 0
Other accidental Total 27 2 2 4 0 0 4 12 3
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.