Officers Killed on the Line of Duty
- Eight officers were investigating suspicious persons/circumstances; seven were engaged in tactical situations
- Six officers were conducting traffic pursuits/stops
- Four were killed as a result of ambushes (entrapment/premeditation)
- Three officers were killed as a result of unprovoked attacks
- Three died from injuries inflicted while answering disturbance calls (all three being domestic disturbance calls)
- Three officers were killed while answering robbery in progress calls or pursuing robbery suspects
- Two were handling, transporting, or maintaining custody of prisoners
- Two officers were handling persons with mental illness
- One sustained fatal injuries while performing an investigative activity; one was answering a burglary in progress call or pursuing a burglary suspect; and
- One officer was killed while attempting other arrest.
Conditions of Officers Killed on the Line of Duty
- Thirty of the 41 killed officers were confirmed to be wearing body armor at the times of the incidents.
- Six of the 41 slain officers fired their own weapons, and
- Six officers attempted to fire their service weapons.
- Three victim officers had their weapons stolen;
- Three officers were killed with their own weapons.