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Table 23

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2010

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 56 7 18 17 0 1 1 7 5
Disturbance call Total 6 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 14 2 1 6 0 0 0 2 3
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Drug-related matter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Attempting other arrest 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 8 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ambush situation Total 15 1 5 4 0 0 1 2 2
Entrapment/premeditation 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Unprovoked attack 13 1 5 4 0 0 0 2 1
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 7 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
Felony vehicle stop 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Traffic violation stop 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.