Table 61

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident, 2000–2009
Circumstance Total 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of victim officers Total 728 83 76 75 81 82 67 66 83 68 47
Automobile accident Total 415 42 36 40 50 48 39 38 49 39 34
Motorcycle accident Total 67 6 7 7 10 10 4 8 6 6 3
Aircraft accident Total 33 7 5 6 1 3 2 3 3 2 1
Struck by vehicle Total 120 14 19 12 10 10 11 13 12 13 6
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 47 7 7 4 6 3 5 4 7 1 3
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 73 7 12 8 4 7 6 9 5 12 3
Accidental shooting Total 33 3 5 3 2 4 4 4 4 2 2
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 21 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 2
Training session 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Drowning Total 19 3 1 3 4 3 2 0 2 1 0
Fall Total 13 3 2 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0
Other accidental (electrocution, explosion, etc.) Total 28 5 1 3 2 3 2 0 6 5 1

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