Table 58

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Population Group of Victim Officer's Agency by Type of Assignment, 1997-2006

Population group Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers 739 96 376 88 3 3 67 93 13
Group I (cities 250,000 and over) 89 22 33 15 0 0 2 15 2
Group II (cities 100,000 - 249,999) 37 6 18 3 0 0 2 7 1
Group III (cities 50,000 - 99,999) 29 2 16 5 0 0 3 3 0
Group IV (cities 25,000 - 49,999) 31 1 17 6 0 1 3 2 1
Group V (cities 10,000 - 24,999) 29 3 13 5 0 0 5 3 0
Group VI (cities under 10,000) 77 10 37 10 1 0 12 6 1
Metropolitan counties 156 15 87 13 0 0 12 25 4
Nonmetropolitan counties 89 6 54 10 0 0 8 10 1
State agencies 140 18 81 15 0 1 15 10 0
Federal agencies 42 7 16 3 2 1 4 8 1
Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas 20 6 4 3 0 0 1 4 2

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