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Table 20

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed During Traffic Pursuits/Stops

Activity of Victim Officer at Scene of Incident, 2002–2011

Activity Total 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of victim officers killed
during traffic pursuits/stops
98 10 14 6 15 8 11 8 8 7 11
Approaching offender(s) 33 2 4 1 7 3 3 1 5 4 3
Conducting roadblock 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Deploying stop sticks 10 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
Engaging in foot pursuit 7 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
Engaging in vehicle pursuit 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Exiting patrol unit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In patrol unit 10 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Interviewing offender(s) at
offender's vehicle
10 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2
Interviewing offender(s) in
patrol unit
3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Making arrest/handcuffing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside patrol unit 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 2
Outside offender's vehicle 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Returning to patrol unit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender(s) 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Searching offender's vehicle 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not reported 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Number of victim officers who
contacted radio dispatcher
prior to attack
74 6 9 4 12 5 9 7 7 6 9