Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Disposition of Known Offender, 1996–2005
Disposition 1996–2000 2001–2005 1996–2005
Number of known offenders Total 352 310 662
Fugitive Total 0 4 4
Arrested and charged Total 269 221 490
Guilty of murder 188 140 328
     Received death sentence 43 46 89
     Received life imprisonment 110 73 183
     Received prison term (ranging from 5 years to 375 years) 35 21 56
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 30 26 56
Guilty of crime other than murder 18 10 28
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 13 12 25
Indeterminate charge and sentence 2 0 2
Committed to psychiatric institution 8 6 14
Case pending/disposition unknown 7 26 33
Died in custody prior to sentencing 3 1 4
Not arrested Total 83 85 168
Justifiably killed 49 53 102
     Justifiably killed by victim officer 8 18 26
     Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 41 35 76
Committed suicide 30 27 57
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 4 5 9
Other 0 0 0

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