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Table 47

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Disposition of Known Offender, 2000–2009

Disposition 2000–2004 2005–2009 2000–2009
Number of
known offenders
Total 322 262 584
Fugitive Total 0 0 0
Arrested and charged Total 235 185 420
Guilty of murder 161 117 278
Received death sentence 49 38 87
Received life imprisonment 91 61 152
Received prison term (ranging
from 5 years to 375 years)
21 18 39
Guilty of lesser offense
related to murder
31 15 46
Guilty of crime other than murder 13 10 23
Acquitted/dismissed/nolle prosequi 18 15 33
Indeterminate charge and sentence 0 1 1
Committed to psychiatric institution 8 3 11
Case pending/disposition unknown 2 23 25
Died in custody prior to sentencing 2 1 3
Not arrested Total 87 77 164
Justifiably killed 53 53 106
Justifiably killed by victim officer 17 19 36
Justifiably killed by person(s)
other than victim officer
36 34 70
Committed suicide 29 19 48
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.