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Table 22

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2004
Circumstance
Total Northeast Midwest South West U.S. Territories
Total
57 8 10 27 9 3
Disturbance calls
10 3 1 5 1 0
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc.
1 0 1 0 0 0
Family quarrels
9 3 0 5 1 0
Arrest situations
17 3 1 10 1 2
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
2 0 0 2 0 0
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
7 1 0 3 1 2
Drug-related matters
0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrests
8 2 1 5 0 0
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
1 0 1 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
6 0 2 2 1 1
Ambush situations
12 2 2 6 2 0
Entrapment/premeditation
6 0 1 4 1 0
Unprovoked attacks
6 2 1 2 1 0
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling mentally deranged persons
2 0 1 1 0 0
Traffic pursuits/stops
6 0 2 3 1 0
Felony vehicle stops
0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic violation stops
6 0 2 3 1 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
3 0 0 0 3 0