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Table 66

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 563 43 272 79 2 2 55 90 20
Automobile accident Total 326 33 211 28 0 0 31 19 4
Motorcycle accident Total 53 0 27 6 0 0 3 14 3
Aircraft accident Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 7 8 0
Struck by vehicle Total 92 7 28 31 1 2 8 10 5
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 29 4 9 12 0 0 2 2 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 63 3 19 19 1 2 6 8 5
Accidental shooting Total 26 1 2 5 0 0 1 13 4
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 1 1 4 0 0 1 10 4
Training session 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 11 0 1 1 1 0 1 6 1
Fall Total 12 0 1 4 0 0 0 7 0
Other accidental Total 28 2 2 4 0 0 4 13 3
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.