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Table 27

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2007–2016

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 509 51 133 160 1 2 19 98 45
Disturbance call Total 63 5 14 35 0 1 1 1 6
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 37 2 7 19 0 1 1 1 6
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 26 3 7 16 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 89 14 15 26 0 0 2 16 16
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 10 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 33 7 6 6 0 0 0 0 14
Drug-related matter 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Attempting other arrest 37 3 6 19 0 0 2 6 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 11 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 73 9 33 12 1 0 3 9 6
Ambush (entrapment/premeditation) Total 55 3 9 20 0 0 3 11 9
Unprovoked attack Total 50 5 23 8 0 1 5 6 2
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 27 1 6 5 0 0 0 13 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 8 2 0 4 0 0 2 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 79 5 29 37 0 0 1 5 2
Felony vehicle stop 31 1 2 21 0 0 1 5 1
Traffic violation stop 48 4 27 16 0 0 0 0 1
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 54 2 1 13 0 0 0 37 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.