American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A policeman or policewoman.
- n. An officer in a law enforcement agency.
- n. a member of a police force
“Miranda LeClair, 30, a former military police officer for the Navy, carried a sign that read: "Proudly served in silence for nine years.”
“Mr. Rizzo gave as an example Joseph Tacopina , police officer Kenneth Moreno's lawyer.”
“I even made mistakes—when the police officer asked what college I went to, I said, Dartvard.”
“In Baghdad, a bomb in a minibus parked outside a restaurant and nightclub in the Karradah neighborhood killed three passers-by and wounded at least nine, according to a police officer and a medic at the nearby Ibin al-Nafis hospital.”
“Former police officer and hard-core bodybuilder James Batsel is serving a life sentence for murder, shooting his victim nine times.”
“A police officer was putting cuffs on Velosovitch.”
“Fortunately, the police officer happened to be a small-stakes poker player who idolized Stuey.”
“When the picked up the car, George Anthony — a former police officer — and the impound lot manager both said it smelled like a dead body had been inside.”
“The French authorities, believing the visitors were English, sent out a police officer in a boat flying the tricolor and offered to help “the British admiral.””
“A former police officer said that he and his family had seen a strange cluster of lights in the night sky near Paulden, Arizona.”
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