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Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 2002–2011

Disposition 2002–2006 2007–2011 2002–2011
Number of known offenders Total 298 309 607
Fugitive Total 0 4 4
Arrested and charged Total 216 203 419
Guilty of murder 158 104 262
Received death sentence 49 20 69
Received life imprisonment 87 60 147
Received prison term (ranging from 5 years to 198 years) 22 24 46
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 21 18 39
Guilty of crime other than murder 12 11 23
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 14 21 35
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 1 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 6 3 9
Case pending/disposition unknown 4 44 48
Died in custody prior to sentencing 1 1 2
Not arrested Total 82 102 184
Justifiably killed 55 63 118
Justifiably killed by victim officer 19 19 38
Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 36 44 80
Committed suicide 23 33 56
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 4 3 7
Other 0 3 3