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Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2001–2010

Circumstance Total 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of victim officers Total 541 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48 56
Disturbance call Total 75 13 9 10 10 7 8 5 1 6 6
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 33 5 4 5 1 2 6 3 1 4 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 8 5 5 9 5 2 2 0 2 4
Arrest situation Total 123 24 10 8 13 8 12 17 9 8 14
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 3
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 43 4 4 1 7 4 6 7 1 3 6
Drug-related matter 17 8 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1
Attempting other arrest 49 9 3 5 4 3 4 8 5 4 4
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 61 8 6 4 7 7 6 4 7 4 8
Ambush situation Total 120 9 17 9 15 8 10 16 6 15 15
Entrapment/premeditation 42 3 4 6 6 4 1 9 1 6 2
Unprovoked attack 78 6 13 3 9 4 9 7 5 9 13
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 11 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 2 0 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 3 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 95 8 10 14 6 15 8 11 8 8 7
Felony vehicle stop 35 5 6 4 0 5 0 5 5 2 3
Traffic violation stop 60 3 4 10 6 10 8 6 3 6 4
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 32 3 0 3 3 3 2 3 7 5 3
  • 1The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.