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Table 33

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 1995-2004
Circumstance
Total Total firearms Handgun Rifle Shotgun Knife or other cutting instrument Bomb Blunt instrument Personal weapons Vehicle Other
Total
594 545 396 114 35 7 9 2 3 28 0
Disturbance calls
96 91 53 24 14 2 0 1 0 2 0
Bar fights, person with firearm, etc.
36 36 19 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Family quarrels
60 55 34 15 6 2 0 1 0 2 0
Arrest situations
157 153 125 22 6 0 0 0 1 3 0
Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects
21 19 15 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects
52 51 47 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Drug-related matters
31 30 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Attempting other arrests
53 53 38 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners
21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances
79 73 64 6 3 1 1 1 1 2 0
Ambush situations
105 94 56 31 7 1 8 0 0 2 0
Entrapment/premeditation
41 40 18 18 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attacks
64 54 38 13 3 0 8 0 0 2 0
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.)
11 11 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling mentally deranged persons
12 10 7 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuits/stops
96 76 59 17 0 1 0 0 1 18 0
Felony vehicle stops
40 26 21 5 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
Traffic violation stops
56 50 38 12 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.)
17 16 5 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
NOTE: The 72 deaths that resulted from the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.