Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 1999–2008
Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 530 50 167 138 4 0 25 97 49
Disturbance call Total 76 7 19 38 0 0 2 5 5
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 35 1 8 20 0 0 1 2 3
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 41 6 11 18 0 0 1 3 2
Arrest situation Total 122 14 25 26 0 0 3 33 21
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 13 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 4
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 4 8 9 0 0 1 2 14
Drug-related matter 21 2 2 0 0 0 1 15 1
Attempting other arrest 50 6 11 15 0 0 1 15 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 13 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 62 5 25 6 1 0 6 11 8
Ambush situation Total 106 10 33 25 3 0 9 13 13
Entrapment/premeditation 40 1 11 12 1 0 2 5 8
Unprovoked attack 66 9 22 13 2 0 7 8 5
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 9 0 2 2 0 0 1 4 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 1 1 7 0 0 0 3 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 101 11 53 26 0 0 3 7 1
Felony vehicle stop 38 5 10 17 0 0 2 3 1
Traffic violation stop 63 6 43 9 0 0 1 4 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 29 1 0 8 0 0 0 20 0

Back to Top