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Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2001–2010

Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 541 53 152 160 3 1 22 100 50
Disturbance call Total 75 6 17 40 0 0 1 6 5
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 33 1 7 18 0 0 1 3 3
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 5 10 22 0 0 0 3 2
Arrest situation Total 123 14 21 32 0 0 2 31 23
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 3
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 43 5 6 12 0 0 1 2 17
Drug-related matter 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Attempting other arrest 49 4 10 18 0 0 1 14 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 61 6 27 7 0 0 5 9 7
Ambush situation Total 120 10 33 34 3 0 10 17 13
Entrapment/premeditation 42 2 8 14 1 0 3 5 9
Unprovoked attack 78 8 25 20 2 0 7 12 4
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 11 0 2 2 0 1 1 5 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 1 1 7 0 0 0 3 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 95 10 45 28 0 0 2 9 1
Felony vehicle stop 35 4 8 16 0 0 1 5 1
Traffic violation stop 60 6 37 12 0 0 1 4 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 32 2 0 10 0 0 0 20 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.
  • NOTE: The deaths of the 72 law enforcement officers that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.