Table 33

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 1998–2007
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 549 508 368 101 38 1 4 1 2 1 33 0
Disturbance call Total 91 87 57 18 12 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 41 41 26 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 50 46 31 11 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Arrest situation Total 127 124 102 15 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 11 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 39 37 34 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Drug-related matter 27 26 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Attempting other arrest 50 50 37 7 5 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 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 60 54 49 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 0
Ambush situation Total 110 107 55 41 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Entrapment/premeditation 43 42 17 18 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 67 65 38 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 7 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 11 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 103 80 67 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
Felony vehicle stop 38 23 17 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Traffic violation stop 65 57 50 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 23 22 8 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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