Table 21

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Region, 2009
Circumstance Total Northeast Midwest South West Puerto Rico and
Other Outlying
Areas
Number of victim officers Total 48 7 5 21 13 2
Disturbance call Total 6 0 1 4 1 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 4 0 1 3 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 2 0 0 1 1 0
Arrest situation Total 8 1 1 5 1 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 1 0 0 0 1 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 3 1 0 2 0 0
Drug-related matter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 4 0 1 3 0 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 2 0 0 0 0 2
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 4 0 1 2 1 0
Ambush situation Total 15 4 2 4 5 0
Entrapment/premeditation 6 3 1 1 1 0
Unprovoked attack 9 1 1 3 4 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 8 1 0 5 2 0
Felony vehicle stop 2 1 0 1 0 0
Traffic violation stop 6 0 0 4 2 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 5 1 0 1 3 0

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