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Table 23

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2007–2016

Circumstance Total 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of victim officers Total 509 58 41 48 56 72 49 27 51 41 66
Disturbance call Total 63 5 1 6 6 10 4 4 11 3 13
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 37 3 1 4 2 5 3 3 10 0 6
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 26 2 0 2 4 5 1 1 1 3 7
Arrest situation Total 89 17 9 8 14 10 7 6 4 5 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 10 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 33 7 1 3 6 6 3 3 0 3 1
Drug-related matter 9 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3
Attempting other arrest 37 8 5 4 4 4 1 3 3 1 4
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 1 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 2 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 73 4 7 4 8 12 8 5 8 8 9
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 55 9 1 6 2 2 3 1 7 7 17
Unprovoked attack Total 50 7 5 9 11 6 1 4 1 3 3
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 27 1 2 0 2 4 6 1 5 1 5
Handling person with mental illness Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 79 11 8 8 9 14 9 2 8 6 4
Felony vehicle stop 31 5 5 2 3 7 5 0 1 1 2
Traffic violation stop 48 6 3 6 6 7 4 2 7 5 2
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 54 3 7 5 3 13 5 4 4 4 6