Table 62

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 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 68 6 28 12 0 0 10 9 3
Automobile accident Total 39 5 21 5 0 0 5 3 0
Motorcycle accident Total 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
Aircraft accident Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Struck by vehicle Total 13 1 2 6 0 0 2 2 0
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 12 1 2 5 0 0 2 2 0
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Training session 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fall Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental (electrocution, explosion, etc.) Total 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1

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