Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 1998–2007
Circumstance Total 1998 1999 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Number of victim officers Total 549 61 42 51 70 56 52 57 55 48 57
Disturbance call Total 91 16 5 8 13 9 10 10 7 8 5
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 41 7 4 4 5 4 5 1 2 6 3
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 50 9 1 4 8 5 5 9 5 2 2
Arrest situation Total 127 15 9 12 24 10 8 13 8 12 16
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 0 0 3 3 0 1 2 1 0 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 3 3 1 4 4 1 7 4 6 6
Drug-related matter 27 7 2 3 8 3 1 0 0 2 1
Attempting other arrest 50 5 4 5 9 3 5 4 3 4 8
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 16 4 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 5 7 6 8 6 4 7 7 6 4
Ambush situation Total 110 10 6 10 9 17 9 15 8 10 16
Entrapment/premeditation 43 4 4 2 3 4 6 6 4 1 9
Unprovoked attack 67 6 2 8 6 13 3 9 4 9 7
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 1
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 1 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 103 10 8 13 8 10 14 6 15 8 11
Felony vehicle stop 38 5 4 4 5 6 4 0 5 0 5
Traffic violation stop 65 5 4 9 3 4 10 6 10 8 6
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 23 1 5 0 3 0 3 3 3 2 3

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