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Table 60

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2004
Circumstance
Total 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Total
82 10 39 11 0 0 11 9 2
Automobile accidents
48 7 27 5 0 0 8 0 1
Motorcycle accidents
10 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 1
Aircraft accidents
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Struck by vehicles
10 2 3 4 0 0 1 0 0
Traffic stops, roadblocks, etc.
3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorists, etc.
7 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
Accidental shootings
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Crossfires, mistaken for subject, firearm mishaps
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Training sessions
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishaps (not apparent or confirmed suicides)
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drownings
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Falls
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental (electrocutions, explosions, etc.)
3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments that are not listed.