The FBI said 56 law enforcement officers were “feloniously killed” killed in 2010, up from 48 the previous year, reports Ticklethewire.com. Thirty-eight of the fallen officers were killed with handguns, 15 with rifles and two with shotguns, the FBI said. One was killed with a vehicle.
The agency said 15 officers were killed during ambushes, eight while investigating suspicious persons or circumstances and seven during traffic pursuits or stops. Six were interrupting robberies in progress or were pursuing robbery suspects, and six others were responding to disturbance calls, and four of those were domestic disturbances.