Table 34

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed During Traffic Pursuits/Stops
Activity of Victim Officer at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 1998–2007
Activity Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Knife or other
cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers killed during traffic pursuits/stops 103 80 67 12 1 1 0 0 0 22 0
Approaching offender(s) 31 29 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
Conducting roadblock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Deploying stop sticks 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Engaging in foot pursuit 6 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Exiting patrol unit 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
In patrol unit 15 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Interviewing offender(s) at offender's vehicle 10 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Interviewing offender(s) in patrol unit 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside patrol unit 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside offender's vehicle 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender(s) 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Not reported 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of victim officers who contacted radio dispatcher prior to attack 73 65 54 10 1 0 0 0 0 8 0

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