Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 1997-2006

Circumstance   Total 2-Officer vehicle 1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 562 68 165 134 5 3 34 98 55
Disturbance calls Total 99 13 23 44 0 0 6 5 8
  Bar fights, person with firearm, etc. 41 4 8 22 0 0 1 2 4
  Family quarrels 58 9 15 22 0 0 5 3 4
Arrest situations Total 133 19 18 26 0 3 3 42 22
  Burglaries in progress/pursuing burglary suspects 15 3 4 3 0 0 0 2 3
  Robberies in progress/pursuing robbery suspects 44 6 6 12 0 2 1 3 14
  Drug-related matters 27 2 2 0 0 1 1 20 1
  Attempting other arrests 47 8 6 11 0 0 1 17 4
Civil disorders (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoners Total 18 3 9 0 0 0 3 3 0
Investigating suspicious persons/circumstances Total 64 5 25 7 2 0 6 10 9
Ambush situations Total 106 13 31 22 3 0 11 11 15
  Entrapment/premeditation 39 4 12 6 1 0 3 5 8
  Unprovoked attacks 67 9 19 16 2 0 8 6 7
Investigative activities (surveillance, searches, interviews, etc.) Total 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 5 0
Handling persons with mental illness Total 13 1 1 8 0 0 0 3 0
Traffic pursuits/stops Total 100 13 56 21 0 0 4 5 1
  Felony vehicle stops 36 6 13 13 0 0 2 1 1
  Traffic violation stops 64 7 43 8 0 0 2 4 0
Tactical situations (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 21 1 0 6 0 0 0 14 0

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