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Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2001–2010

Circumstance Total 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Number of victim officers Total 718 76 75 81 82 67 66 83 68 48 72
Automobile accident Total 418 36 40 50 48 39 38 49 39 34 45
Motorcycle accident Total 68 7 7 10 10 4 8 6 6 3 7
Aircraft accident Total 28 5 6 1 3 2 3 3 2 1 2
Struck by vehicle Total 118 19 12 10 10 11 13 12 13 7 11
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 44 7 4 6 3 5 4 7 1 3 4
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 74 12 8 4 7 6 9 5 12 4 7
Accidental shooting Total 33 5 3 2 4 4 4 4 2 2 3
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 2 1
Training session 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
Drowning Total 16 1 3 4 3 2 0 2 1 0 0
Fall Total 11 2 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 1
Other accidental Total 26 1 3 2 3 2 0 6 5 1 3