Home LEOKA 2015 Tables Table 46

Table 46

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 2004–2013

Disposition 2004–2008 2009–2013 2004–2013
Number of known offenders Total 284 280 564
Fugitive Total 0 3 3
Arrested and charged Total 204 170 374
Guilty of murder 148 99 247
Received death sentence 47 13 60
Received life imprisonment 77 60 137
Received prison term (ranging from 8 years to 999 years) 24 26 50
Sentence not reported 0 1 1
Guilty of lesser offense related to murder 18 16 34
Guilty of crime other than murder 13 9 22
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 15 16 31
Indeterminate charge and sentence 1 0 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 4 5 9
Case pending/disposition unknown 3 23 26
Died in custody prior to sentencing 2 1 3
Not arrested Total 80 105 185
Justifiably killed 50 63 113
Justifiably killed by victim officer 19 18 37
Justifiably killed by person(s) other than victim officer 31 45 76
Committed suicide 25 36 61
Murdered while at large 0 0 0
Died under other circumstance 3 4 7
Other 2 2 4
Not reported Total 0 2 2