in the line of duty

idiom

: while doing one's job
a soldier/policeman/fireman who was killed in the line of duty

Examples of in the line of duty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother bought Person his first guitar, not long after his father—a prison guard—was killed in the line of duty. Stephen Deusner, SPIN, 10 July 2024 That school safety agent was none other than Detective Rafael Ramos, who was killed in the line of duty. Leonard Greene, New York Daily News, 3 July 2024 The Senate first met June 18, when Democratic leaders hoped to pass a bill to lift the Pell Grant and FAFSA requirements for relatives of veterans killed in the line of duty or disabled in combat, but not those with noncombat disabilities. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 The community is also planning to build a memorial outside the police department recognizing all five Bristol police officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in the line of duty 

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“In the line of duty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20line%20of%20duty. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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