Table 62

Law Enforcement Officers Accidentally Killed
Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Assignment, 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 47 3 25 8 0 0 5 4 2
Automobile accident Total 34 2 22 5 0 0 4 0 1
Motorcycle accident Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Aircraft accident Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Struck by vehicle Total 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
Traffic stop, roadblock, etc. 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directing traffic, assisting motorist, etc. 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Accidental shooting Total 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Crossfire, mistaken for subject, firearm mishap 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Training session 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self-inflicted, cleaning mishap (not apparent or confirmed suicide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drowning Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fall Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other accidental (electrocution, explosion, etc.) Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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