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Table 28

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Type of Weapon, 1995-2004
Weapon
Total 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004
Total
594 74 61 70 61 42 51 70 56 52 57
Firearm
545 63 57 68 58 41 47 61 51 45 54
Handgun
396 44 50 50 40 25 33 46 38 34 36
Rifle
114 14 6 12 17 11 10 11 10 10 13
Shotgun
35 5 1 6 1 5 4 4 3 1 5
Knife or other cutting instrument
7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Bomb
9 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blunt instrument
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Personal weapons
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Vehicle
28 2 2 0 1 1 3 7 4 6 2
Other
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1The 72 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.