Table 31

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 2007
Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Type of
firearm not
reported
Knife or other
cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 57 55 38 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Disturbance call Total 5 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 16 16 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug-related matter 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 8 8 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ambush situation Total 16 16 9 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrapment/premeditation 9 9 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 7 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 11 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Felony vehicle stop 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Traffic violation stop 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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