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Table 63

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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 718 71 373 96 2 2 66 91 17
Automobile accident Total 418 54 275 34 0 0 39 13 3
Motorcycle accident Total 68 0 47 8 0 0 3 6 4
Aircraft accident Total 28 0 0 0 0 0 9 18 1
Struck by vehicle Total 118 12 42 41 0 1 6 11 5
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 44 5 18 17 0 0 1 3 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 74 7 24 24 0 1 5 8 5
Accidental shooting Total 33 1 3 4 0 0 4 19 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 1 1 3 0 0 1 13 2
Training session 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 7 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0
Drowning Total 16 1 0 3 1 1 0 9 1
Fall Total 11 1 0 2 1 0 2 5 0
Other accidental Total 26 2 6 4 0 0 3 10 1
  • 1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments not listed.