Police Officer Involved Vehicular Fatalities in 2009   [open pdf - 457KB]

This study identifies "the circumstances involved in line of duty automobile accidents resulting in [police] officer fatalities in 2009." The focus of the study includes: officer demographics; road and weather conditions; make and model of the law enforcement vehicle involved; type of activity the officer engaged in at the time of the accident; if the vehicles emergency equipment was being utilized at the time of the accident; if seatbelts were being used by the officer at the time the accident occurred; if the seatbelt failed; the state laws in reference to law enforcement use of seatbelts; and the accident circumstances.

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