July 5, 2020

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program provides information involving law enforcement officers (LEOs) who were assaulted and feloniously killed throughout the United States. This 539-page document offers summaries of LEOs killed from 2002-2018 and selected reviews of LEOs assaulted and injured by firearms and cutting instruments (i.e. edged weapons and knives) from 2013-2018. The abbreviated case studies within this report are further specified by year and state [1].

Why should I review this information?

The FBI’s LEOKA Program is historically known to be a clearing house of invaluable information provided to the FBI by local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States [2]. Trainers all over North America utilize collected and validated LEOKA information to identify officer-safety trends so they may enhance safety training programs to reduce injuries and prevent deaths. The case studies are a valuable tool for line personnel. trainers, supervisors, and managers in developing law enforcement experience, knowledge, and proficiencies. Using these case studies to examine critical lessons learned will assist in building practical and reality-based scenarios to enhance critical decision-making abilities, de-escalation strategies, and use-of-force options training to augment perishable skills needed in all policing activities, especially service call responses, traffic enforcement pullovers, investigative stops, and high-risk situations.


[1] Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), UCR LEOKA Program, https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2018/downloads/leoka-narratives-2002-2018.pdf

[2] DOJ, FBI, CJIS UCR LEOKA Services and Program,