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Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2001–2010

Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico
and Other
Outlying Areas
Number of victim officers Total 541 51 93 254 119 24
Disturbance call Total 75 4 17 38 14 2
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 33 1 11 14 5 2
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 3 6 24 9 0
Arrest situation Total 123 12 18 64 20 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 1 2 9 1 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 43 9 5 16 7 6
Drug-related matter 17 0 1 12 3 1
Attempting other arrest 49 2 10 27 9 1
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 1 2 6 1 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 61 7 13 25 15 1
Ambush situation Total 120 16 22 55 20 7
Entrapment/premeditation 42 7 8 20 4 3
Unprovoked attack 78 9 14 35 16 4
Investigative activity (surveillance, search,
interview, etc.)
Total 11 1 2 1 4 3
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 3 7 2 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 95 8 12 47 28 0
Felony vehicle stop 35 4 5 19 7 0
Traffic violation stop 60 4 7 28 21 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender,
hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
Total 32 2 4 11 15 0
  • NOTE: The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.