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Table 64

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 563 83 68 48 72 53 48 49 45 45 52
Automobile accident Total 326 49 39 34 45 30 23 23 28 29 26
Motorcycle accident Total 53 6 6 3 7 4 6 4 6 4 7
Aircraft accident Total 15 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 1
Struck by vehicle Total 92 12 13 7 11 5 10 9 6 7 12
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 29 7 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 2 5
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 63 5 12 4 7 2 8 8 5 5 7
Accidental shooting Total 26 4 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 3
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 4 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 3
Training session 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 11 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 2
Fall Total 12 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 0
Other accidental Total 28 6 5 1 3 4 1 4 2 1 1