FBI Releases 2016 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
- 17 were ambushed (entrapment/premeditation);
- 13 were answering disturbance calls (seven were domestic disturbance calls);
- nine were investigating suspicious persons/circumstances;
- six were engaged in tactical situations;
- five were performing investigative activities;
- four were conducting traffic pursuits/stops;
- three were investigating drug-related matters;
- three were victims of unprovoked attacks;
- one was answering a robbery in progress call or pursuing a robbery suspect(s);
- one was answering a burglary in progress call or pursuing a burglary suspect(s);
- four were attempting other arrests.
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