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Table 62

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 72 7 43 7 0 0 4 9 2
Automobile accident Total 45 6 33 3 0 0 2 1 0
Motorcycle accident Total 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1
Aircraft accident Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Struck by vehicle Total 11 1 5 3 0 0 1 0 1
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 7 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
Accidental shooting Total 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Training session 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other accidental Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.