Table 25

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 2000–2009
Circumstance Total 2-Officer
vehicle
1-Officer vehicle Foot patrol Other1 Off
duty
Alone Assisted Alone Assisted Alone Assisted
Number of victim officers Total 536 54 154 154 3 0 23 98 50
Disturbance call Total 77 7 18 39 0 0 1 6 6
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 35 1 7 19 0 0 1 3 4
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 42 6 11 20 0 0 0 3 2
Arrest situation Total 121 15 21 29 0 0 3 32 21
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 14 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 4
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 38 6 5 10 0 0 1 2 14
Drug-related matter 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 1
Attempting other arrest 50 6 11 17 0 0 1 13 2
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 13 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 1
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 59 5 25 6 0 0 6 9 8
Ambush situation Total 115 11 31 32 3 0 9 16 13
Entrapment/premeditation 42 2 9 14 1 0 2 6 8
Unprovoked attack 73 9 22 18 2 0 7 10 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 49 30 0 0 2 8 1
Felony vehicle stop 36 4 9 17 0 0 1 4 1
Traffic violation stop 65 7 40 13 0 0 1 4 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 29 1 0 9 0 0 0 19 0

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