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Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally 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
717 94 358 84 6 4 66 91 14
Automobile accidents
404 74 256 29 0 0 33 9 3
Motorcycle accidents
60 0 44 9 0 0 5 1 1
Aircraft accidents
43 0 0 0 0 0 13 29 1
Struck by vehicles
120 12 49 35 2 1 8 9 4
Traffic stops, roadblocks, etc.
45 9 16 14 1 1 0 4 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorists, etc.
75 3 33 21 1 0 8 5 4
Accidental shootings
28 2 2 0 0 1 3 17 3
Crossfires, mistaken for subject, firearm mishaps
17 2 0 0 0 1 0 11 3
Training sessions
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishaps (not apparent or confirmed suicides)
5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
Drownings
21 1 2 2 0 1 2 11 2
Falls
20 1 1 6 4 1 2 5 0
Other accidental (electrocutions, explosions, etc.)
21 4 4 3 0 0 0 10 0
1Includes detectives, officers on special assignments, undercover officers, and officers on other types of assignments that are not listed.