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§ 1114.
Protection of officers and employees of the United States
Whoever kills or attempts to kill any officer or employee of the United States or of any agency in any branch of the United States Government (including any member of the uniformed services) while such officer or employee is engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties, or any person assisting such an officer or employee in the performance of such duties or on account of that assistance, shall be punished—
(1)
in the case of murder, as provided under section 1111;
(2)
in the case of manslaughter, as provided under section 1112; or
(3)
in the case of attempted murder or manslaughter, as provided in section 1113.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 756; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 24, 63 Stat. 93; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, § 28, 65 Stat. 721; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, § 402(c), 66 Stat. 276; Pub. L. 85–568, title III, § 304(d), July 29, 1958, 72 Stat. 434; Pub. L. 87–518, § 10, July 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 132; Pub. L. 88–493, § 3, Aug. 27, 1964, 78 Stat. 610; Pub. L. 89–74, § 8(b), July 15, 1965, 79 Stat. 234; Pub. L. 90–449, § 2, Aug. 2, 1968, 82 Stat. 611; Pub. L. 91–375, § 6(j)(9), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 777; Pub. L. 91–513, title II, § 701(i)(1), Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1282; Pub. L. 91–596, § 17(h)(1), Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1607; Pub. L. 93–481, § 5, Oct. 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 1456; Pub. L. 94–284, § 18, May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 514; Pub. L. 94–582, § 16, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2883; Pub. L. 95–87, title VII, § 704, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 520; Pub. L. 95–616, § 3(j)(2), Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3112; Pub. L. 95–630, title III, § 307, Nov. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 3677; Pub. L. 96–296, § 26(c), July 1, 1980, 94 Stat. 819; Pub. L. 96–466, title VII, § 704, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2216; Pub. L. 97–143, § 1(b), Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1724; Pub. L. 97–259, title I, § 128, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1099; Pub. L. 97–365, § 6, Oct. 25, 1982, 96 Stat. 1752; Pub. L. 97–452, § 2(b), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2478; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 313; Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 1012, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2142; Pub. L. 98–557, § 17(c), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2868; Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, § 7026, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4397; Pub. L. 101–73, title IX, § 962(a)(6), Aug. 9, 1989, 103 Stat. 502; Pub. L. 101–647, title XII, § 1205(h), title XVI, § 1606, title XXXV, § 3535, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4831, 4843, 4925; Pub. L. 102–54, § 13(f)(2), June 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 102–365, § 6, Sept. 3, 1992, 106 Stat. 975; Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, § 60007, title XXXIII, §§ 330009(c), 330011(g), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1971, 2143, 2145; Pub. L. 104–132, title VII, § 727(a), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1302; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, § 601(f)(2), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3499; Pub. L. 107–273, div. B, title IV, § 4002(c)(1), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1808.)
cite as: 18 USC 1114