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Within the U.S. DOI in 2008, 189 officers were assaulted, with 100 of these officers sustaining injuries. The following provides information by agency within the DOI:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs—105 officers were assaulted, 78 of whom were injured.
- Bureau of Land Management—6 officers were assaulted, 3 of whom were injured.
- National Park Service—73 officers were assaulted, 19 of whom were injured.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—5 officers were assaulted, but none of these officers were injured.
Type of activity
At the time of their attacks, the officers were performing the following activities:
- 117 officers were making arrests or serving summonses.
- 34 officers were on patrol or guard duty.
- 19 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
- 9 officers were assigned to protection duty.
- 6 officers were maintaining custody of prisoners.
- 3 officers were performing other official duties.
- 152 of the 189 officers were attacked by persons using personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet.
- 11 of the officers were attacked with vehicles.
- 9 of the officers were attacked with knives or other cutting instruments.
- 7 of the officers were attacked with other types of dangerous weapons.
- 6 officers were attacked with blunt instruments.
- 4 of the officers were assaulted with firearms.
Law enforcement authorities identified 183 suspects in the assaults on DOI officers. At the time of this report:
- 107 alleged assailants were tried and found guilty.
- 55 suspects were awaiting trial.
- Prosecution was declined for 10 known assailants.
- 7 suspects were either found not guilty or charges were dismissed.
- 2 suspects were awaiting prosecutive opinion.
- 1 suspect remains at large.
- 1 suspect is deceased.