beyond the call of duty


: more than one is required or expected to do
received an award for service beyond the call of duty
In helping them, he went beyond the call of duty.

Examples of beyond the call of duty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cincinnati Rotary Club partners with The Enquirer, Local 12 WKRC-TV and the American Institute of Public Service to find and honor individuals in the community who go above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer efforts in Greater Cincinnati. Jennie Key, The Enquirer, 16 Mar. 2023 The Postmaster General Hero Award is one of the most prestigious honors for postal employees, and is given to those who perform a heroic act above and beyond the call of duty, said Debra Fetterly, the spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 The Medal of Honor is given to members of the Armed Forces who risk their own lives above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in a conflict. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2023 Sterling Heights police officers went beyond the call of duty last week, after pulling over a man in a Buick suspected of speeding. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 7 Oct. 2021 Documentary Saluting Everyday Heroes, meanwhile, which celebrates the everyday people who went beyond the call of duty to help during the pandemic, was cited for Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program. Marc Berman, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 By all accounts, Esper went beyond the call of duty to carry out Trump’s often mercurial wishes while at the same time attempting to maintain the integrity of the department and to shore up America’s strained alliances. Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2021 Teachers routinely go above and beyond the call of duty, but hastily reopening schools during a pandemic puts students, families, and all of us at risk. Annie Tan, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2020 In any of its previous iterations, the Stradic would’ve been worth the price, but this model goes above and beyond the call of duty. Pete Robins, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 See More

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“Beyond the call of duty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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