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Table 34

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed During Traffic Pursuits/Stops

Activity of Victim Officer at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 2001–2010

Activity Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers
killed during traffic pursuits/stops
95 68 58 8 2 1 0 0 0 26 0
Approaching offender(s) 33 29 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
Conducting roadblock 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Deploying stop sticks 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Engaging in foot pursuit 7 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Exiting patrol unit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
In patrol unit 12 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
Interviewing offender(s) at offender's vehicle 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Interviewing offender(s) in patrol unit 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside patrol unit 5 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside offender's vehicle 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender(s) 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Not reported 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of victim officers who
contacted radio dispatcher prior to attack
70 57 47 8 2 0 0 0 0 13 0