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Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 2001–2010

Disposition 2001–2005 2006–2010 2001–2010
Number of known offenders Total 313 292 605
Fugitive Total 0 4 4
Arrested and charged Total 228 201 429
Guilty of murder 167 110 277
Received death sentence 54 25 79
Received life imprisonment 88 61 149
Received prison term (ranging from 5 years to 375 years) 25 24 49
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 27 16 43
Guilty of crime other than murder 12 13 25
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 11 23 34
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 1 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 8 1 9
Case pending/disposition unknown 2 36 38
Died in custody prior to sentencing 1 1 2
Not arrested Total 85 87 172
Justifiably killed 53 58 111
Justifiably killed by victim officer 18 19 37
Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 35 39 74
Committed suicide 27 24 51
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 5 3 8
Other 0 2 2
  • NOTE: The 14 known offenders involved in the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.