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Table 65

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 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 52 3 24 8 0 0 3 13 1
Automobile accident Total 26 1 18 2 0 0 2 3 0
Wearing seatbelt 10 0 4 1 0 0 2 3 0
Not wearing seatbelt2 11 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
Seatbelt usage not reported 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motorcycle accident Total 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0
Aircraft accident Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Struck by vehicle Total 12 2 4 4 0 0 0 2 0
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 7 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
Accidental shooting Total 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Training session 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Fall Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.
  • 2Of the 11 victim officers who were fatally injured in automobile accidents and were not wearing seatbelts, 2 were seated in parked motor vehicles at the time of the accident.