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In 2008, 50 officers from the DOJ were assaulted. Of these officers, 1 was killed, and 9 were injured. The following provides information by agency within the DOJ:
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—11 officers were assaulted, 1 of whom was injured.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation—17 officers were assaulted, 1 of whom was killed and 4 of whom were injured.
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration—1 officer was assaulted but was not injured.
- U.S. Marshals Service—21 officers were assaulted, 4 of whom were injured.
Type of activity
At the time of their attacks, the officers were performing the following activities:
- 28 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
- 7 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
- 4 officers were on patrol/guard duty.
- 3 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
- 2 officers were assigned to court duty.
- 1 officer was on protection duty.
- 5 officers were assigned to other official duties.
- 22 of the 50 officers were attacked by persons using personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
- 10 of the officers were attacked with vehicles.
- 7 officers were attacked with firearms.
- 3 officers were attacked with blunt instruments.
- 8 officers were attacked with other weapons.
Law enforcement authorities identified 47 suspects in the assaults on DOJ officers. At the time of this report:
- 9 suspects were awaiting trial.
- 5 suspects were found guilty.
- 4 suspects were awaiting prosecutive opinion.
- 3 suspects are deceased.
- 2 suspects remain fugitives.
- 2 suspects were found not guilty or their cases were dismissed.
- Prosecution was declined for 2 suspects.
- Dispositional information was not reported for 20 known offenders.