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Table 26

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 1995-2004
Circumstance
Total 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total
594 80 177 133 5 5 31 97 66
Disturbance calls
96 14 22 40 0 0 6 6 8
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc.
36 5 6 20 0 0 1 0 4
Family quarrels
60 9 16 20 0 0 5 6 4
Arrest situations
157 25 25 32 0 5 2 42 26
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
21 4 7 4 0 1 0 2 3
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
52 10 8 12 0 2 0 2 18
Drug-related matters
31 2 2 1 0 2 2 21 1
Attempting other arrests
53 9 8 15 0 0 0 17 4
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
21 2 10 1 0 0 5 3 0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
79 9 33 9 2 0 4 9 13
Ambush situations
105 13 27 17 3 0 11 16 18
Entrapment/premeditation
41 4 13 6 1 0 4 4 9
Unprovoked attacks
64 9 14 11 2 0 7 12 9
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.)
11 1 3 1 0 0 1 5 0
Handling mentally deranged persons
12 1 1 7 0 0 0 3 0
Traffic pursuits/stops
96 13 56 21 0 0 2 3 1
Felony vehicle stops
40 8 15 14 0 0 1 1 1
Traffic violation stops
56 5 41 7 0 0 1 2 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
17 2 0 5 0 0 0 10 0

1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments that are not listed.

NOTE: The 72 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.