Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 1999–2008
Circumstance Total 1999 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Number of victim officers Total 530 42 51 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41
Disturbance call Total 76 5 8 13 9 10 10 7 8 5 1
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 35 4 4 5 4 5 1 2 6 3 1
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 41 1 4 8 5 5 9 5 2 2 0
Arrest situation Total 122 9 12 24 10 8 13 8 12 17 9
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 13 0 3 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 2
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 3 1 4 4 1 7 4 6 7 1
Drug-related matter 21 2 3 8 3 1 0 0 2 1 1
Attempting other arrest 50 4 5 9 3 5 4 3 4 8 5
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 13 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 62 7 6 8 6 4 7 7 6 4 7
Ambush situation Total 106 6 10 9 17 9 15 8 10 16 6
Entrapment/premeditation 40 4 2 3 4 6 6 4 1 9 1
Unprovoked attack 66 2 8 6 13 3 9 4 9 7 5
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 2
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 1 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 101 8 13 8 10 14 6 15 8 11 8
Felony vehicle stop 38 4 4 5 6 4 0 5 0 5 5
Traffic violation stop 63 4 9 3 4 10 6 10 8 6 3
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 29 5 0 3 0 3 3 3 2 3 7

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