Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed
Disposition of Known Offender, 1998–2007
Disposition 1998–2002 2003–2007 1998–2007
Number of known offenders Total 333 298 631
Fugitive Total 0 0 0
Arrested and charged Total 256 212 468
Guilty of murder 176 129 305
Received death sentence 37 45 82
Received life imprisonment 110 65 175
Received prison term
(ranging from 5 years to 375 years)
29 19 48
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 31 24 55
Guilty of crime other than murder 19 10 29
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 18 10 28
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 0 0
Committed to psychiatric institution 9 5 14
Case pending/disposition unknown 1 33 34
Died in custody prior to sentencing 2 1 3
Not arrested Total 77 86 163
Justifiably killed 47 55 102
Justifiably killed by victim officer 11 18 29
Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 36 37 73
Committed suicide 27 25 52
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 3 4 7
Other 0 2 2

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