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Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed During Traffic Pursuits/Stops

Activity of Victim Officer by Location of Offender at Scene of Incident, 2007–2016

Activity of victim officer Total Driver Center
front
Right
front
Left
rear
Center
rear
Right
rear
Outside
vehicle
Multiple locations
due to
multiple offenders
Not reported
Number of victim officers killed during traffic pursuits/stops 79 43 0 6 0 0 0 22 6 2
Approaching offender(s) 29 17 0 5 0 0 0 6 1 0
Conducting roadblock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Deploying stop sticks 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Engaging in foot pursuit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exiting patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In patrol unit 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
Interviewing offender(s) at offender's vehicle 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Interviewing offender(s) in patrol unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Outside patrol unit 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Outside offender's vehicle 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Searching offender(s) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  • NOTE: For 2007 through 2016, 63 of the 79 victim officers who were feloniously killed during traffic pursuits/stops contacted radio dispatcher prior to the attack.