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Table 33

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

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

Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 541 498 362 99 36 1 2 2 2 1 36 0
Disturbance call Total 75 72 49 15 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Disturbance (bar fight,
person with firearm, etc.)
33 33 20 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 39 29 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Arrest situation Total 123 119 102 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
Burglary in progress/
pursuing burglary suspect
14 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/
pursuing robbery suspect
43 41 38 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Drug-related matter 17 16 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Attempting other arrest 49 49 39 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 61 58 50 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Ambush situation Total 120 118 61 46 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Entrapment/premeditation 42 42 16 19 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 78 76 45 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 11 9 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 11 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 95 68 58 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
Felony vehicle stop 35 17 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Traffic violation stop 60 51 47 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 32 31 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 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.