Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 1998–2007
Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 549 56 163 141 5 3 32 99 50
Disturbance call Total 91 10 23 42 0 0 4 5 7
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 41 3 8 23 0 0 1 2 4
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 50 7 15 19 0 0 3 3 3
Arrest situation Total 127 16 18 26 0 3 3 39 22
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 4
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 4 7 10 0 2 1 2 13
Drug-related matter 27 2 2 0 0 1 1 20 1
Attempting other arrest 50 8 7 14 0 0 1 16 4
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 16 1 9 0 0 0 3 3 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 4 22 7 2 0 7 12 6
Ambush situation Total 110 12 32 26 3 0 10 13 14
Entrapment/premeditation 43 3 12 12 1 0 2 5 8
Unprovoked attack 67 9 20 14 2 0 8 8 6
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 1 1 7 0 0 0 3 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 103 11 56 26 0 0 4 5 1
Felony vehicle stop 38 5 12 17 0 0 2 1 1
Traffic violation stop 65 6 44 9 0 0 2 4 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 23 1 0 7 0 0 0 15 0

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