Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Disposition of Known Offender, 1997–2006
Disposition 1997–2001 2002–2006 1997–2006
Number of known offenders Total 342 293 635
Fugitive Total 1 0 1
Arrested and charged Total 259 211 470
Guilty of murder 183 137 320
Received death sentence 46 42 88
Received life imprisonment 103 76 179
Received prison term
(ranging from 5 years to 375 years)
34 19 53
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 32 21 53
Guilty of crime other than murder 16 11 27
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 15 10 25
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 0 0
Committed to psychiatric institution 8 6 14
Case pending/disposition unknown 2 25 27
Died in custody prior to sentencing 3 1 4
Not arrested Total 82 82 164
Justifiably killed 44 55 99
Justifiably killed by victim officer 10 19 29
Justifiably killed by person(s)
other than victim officer
34 36 70
Committed suicide 34 23 57
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 4 4 8
Other 0 0 0

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