Table 19

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2000–2009
Circumstance Total 2000 20011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of victim officers Total 536 51 70 56 52 57 55 48 58 41 48
Disturbance call Total 77 8 13 9 10 10 7 8 5 1 6
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 35 4 5 4 5 1 2 6 3 1 4
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 4 8 5 5 9 5 2 2 0 2
Arrest situation Total 121 12 24 10 8 13 8 12 17 9 8
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 3 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 1 4 4 1 7 4 6 7 1 3
Drug-related matter 19 3 8 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0
Attempting other arrest 50 5 9 3 5 4 3 4 8 5 4
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 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 59 6 8 6 4 7 7 6 4 7 4
Ambush situation Total 115 10 9 17 9 15 8 10 16 6 15
Entrapment/premeditation 42 2 3 4 6 6 4 1 9 1 6
Unprovoked attack 73 8 6 13 3 9 4 9 7 5 9
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 9 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 2 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 12 0 3 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 101 13 8 10 14 6 15 8 11 8 8
Felony vehicle stop 36 4 5 6 4 0 5 0 5 5 2
Traffic violation stop 65 9 3 4 10 6 10 8 6 3 6
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 29 0 3 0 3 3 3 2 3 7 5

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