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Table 68

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Lighting and Weather/Environmental Conditions by Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2006–2015

Conditions Total Automobile
accident
Motorcycle
accident
Aircraft
accident
Struck by
vehicle
Accidental
shooting
Drowning Fall Other
Number of victim officers Total 577 338 54 17 93 27 9 12 27
Lighting Artificial 77 44 2 2 21 3 0 1 4
Dark 227 153 4 5 37 11 3 5 9
Dawn/dusk 23 17 1 0 2 1 0 0 2
Daylight 234 117 46 10 30 11 6 6 8
Dim 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Not reported 8 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Weather/environmental Clear 392 228 43 13 64 20 6 7 11
Cloudy/partly cloudy 39 24 4 0 7 0 0 2 2
Flooding 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Fog 8 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 1
Freezing rain/hail 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Lightning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Rain 48 38 0 1 6 2 0 1 0
Snow 15 8 0 2 4 0 0 1 0
Tornado 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Windy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Not reported 60 35 7 0 10 3 0 0 5
Not applicable (indoors) 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3