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Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 1999–2008

Disposition 1999–2003 2004–2008 1999–2008
Number of
known offenders
Total 310 282 592
Fugitive Total 0 0 0
Arrested and charged Total 232 202 434
Guilty of murder 158 129 287
Received death sentence 40 44 84
Received life imprisonment 97 65 162
Received prison term (ranging
from 5 years to 375 years)
21 20 41
Guilty of lesser offense
related to murder
33 18 51
Guilty of crime other than murder 13 12 25
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 18 9 27
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 1 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 8 4 12
Case pending/disposition unknown 1 27 28
Died in custody prior to sentencing 1 2 3
Not arrested Total 78 80 158
Justifiably killed 47 50 97
Justifiably killed by victim officer 12 18 30
Justifiably killed by person(s)
other than victim officer
35 32 67
Committed suicide 26 25 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.