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Table 20

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 1995-2004
Circumstance
Total 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004
Total
594 74 61 70 61 42 51 70 56 52 57
Disturbance calls
96 8 4 13 16 5 8 13 9 10 10
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc.
36 2 1 3 7 4 4 5 4 5 1
Family quarrels
60 6 3 10 9 1 4 8 5 5 9
Arrest situations
157 16 26 22 15 8 12 23 10 8 17
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
21 4 3 5 0 0 3 3 0 1 2
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
52 6 12 11 3 3 1 4 4 1 7
Drug-related matters
31 3 3 1 7 2 3 8 3 1 0
Attempting other arrests
53 3 8 5 5 3 5 8 3 5 8
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
21 4 1 3 4 2 2 2 0 2 1
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
79 16 13 8 5 7 6 8 6 4 6
Ambush situations
105 16 6 12 10 6 10 9 15 9 12
Entrapment/premeditation
41 5 2 5 4 4 2 3 4 6 6
Unprovoked attacks
64 11 4 7 6 2 8 6 11 3 6
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.)
11 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 0
Handling mentally deranged persons
12 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 2
Traffic pursuits/stops
96 9 10 8 10 8 13 8 10 14 6
Felony vehicle stops
40 3 6 3 5 4 4 5 6 4 0
Traffic violation stops
56 6 4 5 5 4 9 3 4 10 6
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
17 2 0 1 1 4 0 3 0 3 3
1The 72 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.