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Table 12

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Victim Officer's Use of Weapon During Incident, 2001–2010

Victim officer Total 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of victim officers 541 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56
Fired own weapon 121 12 12 10 11 15 11 11 11 12 16
Attempted to use own weapon 94 16 10 9 9 6 7 17 4 9 7
Did not use or attempt to use
own weapon
236 37 25 21 30 24 22 25 14 18 20
Use of weapon not reported 90 5 9 12 7 10 8 5 12 9 13
  • 1The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.