Table 38

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed with Firearms
Location of Fatal Firearm Wound and Number of Victim Officers Wearing Body Armor, 1998–2007
Location of fatal firearm wound Total 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Number of victim officers killed with firearms Total 508 58 41 47 61 51 45 54 50 46 55
Front head 158 15 17 21 27 14 9 10 17 10 18
Rear head 54 10 6 2 3 8 5 6 6 5 3
Side head 44 3 1 1 4 7 7 7 2 5 7
Neck/throat 40 7 0 5 3 3 5 3 5 7 2
Front upper torso/chest 140 12 12 14 16 12 12 19 14 11 18
Rear upper torso/back 23 1 3 2 3 1 3 0 2 3 5
Front lower torso/stomach 28 4 1 2 5 3 3 4 3 2 1
Rear lower torso/back 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 1
Front below waist 7 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
Rear below waist 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Location not reported 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of victim officers killed with firearms while wearing body armor Total 313 33 27 29 38 34 31 31 30 26 34
Front head 113 7 10 16 21 12 6 5 12 9 15
Rear head 36 6 5 2 1 5 3 5 4 3 2
Side head 30 2 1 1 2 4 5 3 2 3 7
Neck/throat 27 4 0 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 1
Front upper torso/chest 71 6 7 5 9 4 8 11 8 6 7
Rear upper torso/back 9 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Front lower torso/stomach 13 2 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0
Rear lower torso/back 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
Front below waist 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rear below waist 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Arms/hands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Location not reported 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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