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Table 59

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 1995-2004
Circumstance
Total 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Total
717 59 52 63 81 65 83 76 75 81 82
Automobile accidents
404 33 33 33 48 41 42 36 40 50 48
Motorcycle accidents
60 3 4 4 3 6 6 7 7 10 10
Aircraft accidents
43 8 1 4 4 4 7 5 6 1 3
Struck by vehicles
120 10 7 15 14 9 14 19 12 10 10
Traffic stops, roadblocks, etc.
45 3 5 3 4 3 7 7 4 6 3
Directing traffic, assisting motorists, etc.
75 7 2 12 10 6 7 12 8 4 7
Accidental shootings
28 2 2 1 3 3 3 5 3 2 4
Crossfires, mistaken for subject, firearm mishaps
17 2 1 1 3 2 1 2 2 1 2
Training sessions
6 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishaps (not apparent or confirmed suicides)
5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Drownings
21 1 0 0 6 0 3 1 3 4 3
Falls
20 2 2 5 1 1 3 2 1 2 1
Other accidental (electrocutions, explosions, etc.)
21 0 3 1 2 1 5 1 3 2 3