Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 1998–2007
Circumstance Total 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Number of victim officers Total 759 81 65 83 76 75 81 82 67 66 83
Automobile accident Total 431 48 41 42 36 40 50 48 39 38 49
Motorcycle accident Total 67 3 6 6 7 7 10 10 4 8 6
Aircraft accident Total 38 4 4 7 5 6 1 3 2 3 3
Struck by vehicle Total 124 14 9 14 19 12 10 10 11 13 12
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 50 4 3 7 7 4 6 3 5 4 7
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 74 10 6 7 12 8 4 7 6 9 5
Accidental shooting Total 35 3 3 3 5 3 2 4 4 4 4
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 22 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 4
Training session 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Drowning Total 24 6 0 3 1 3 4 3 2 0 2
Fall Total 15 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 3 0 1
Other accidental (electrocution, explosion, etc.) Total 25 2 1 5 1 3 2 3 2 0 6

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