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Table 51

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 2003–2012

Disposition 2003–2007 2008–2012 2003–2012
Number of known offenders Total 300 295 595
Fugitive Total 0 4 4
Arrested and charged Total 214 185 399
Guilty of murder 152 97 249
Received death sentence 50 16 66
Received life imprisonment 77 58 135
Received prison term (ranging from 5 years to 999 years) 25 23 48
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 25 15 40
Guilty of crime other than murder 11 9 20
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 16 17 33
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 1 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 5 4 9
Case pending/disposition unknown 4 40 44
Died in custody prior to sentencing 1 2 3
Not arrested Total 86 106 192
Justifiably killed 55 65 120
Justifiably killed by victim officer 18 21 39
Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 37 44 81
Committed suicide 25 36 61
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 4 4 8
Other 2 1 3