patrolman

noun
pa·trol·man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən \

Definition of patrolman 

: one who patrols especially : a police officer assigned to a beat

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Peyer — a 13-year veteran with a reputation as an exemplary officer —became the first highway patrolman ever to be convicted of murder in California. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 23, 1988: Peyer is guilty," 23 June 2018 The dash cam was mounted just below the police cruiser’s roof, in perfect position to capture the 26-year patrolman’s transformation from concerned father to authority-abusing police officer. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "‘You’re going to jail’: Officer fired for abuse of power after pulling over daughter’s boyfriend," 24 June 2018 For example, in September, North Royalton police patrolman Jon Karl, resource officer for North Royalton City Schools, told council that substance abuse is a significant problem among young people. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "North Royalton permanently bans growing, processing, selling medical marijuana," 1 May 2018 Dashcam footage from the patrolman’s cruiser showed the officer pulling over a silver car on April 16, the Chronicle-Telegram reported. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Police officer fired after pulling over, detaining daughter and boyfriend," 22 June 2018 Like dozens of uncertified officers and patrolmen across Alaska, Brent Norton earned a living as someone the community put trust in to keep things safe. Anchorage Daily News, "From criminal to cop, and back again, in Alaska’s most vulnerable villages," 9 June 2018 Hamer recently was commissioned as a highway patrolman for the special purpose of getting his man--and, in this case, his gunwoman. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 23, 1934: Bonnie and Clyde shot dead," 23 May 2018 Hired as a patrolman in 1995, Grau rose through the ranks holding the positions of senior police officer, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Florence names new police chief: Thomas Grau," 13 July 2018 The chief joined a handful of patrolmen, including a K-9 officer and his barking dog, in answering that call in September 2016. Philly.com, "Tapes captured a New Jersey police chief making racist remarks. Now he's headed to trial on hate crime charges," 23 Mar. 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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patrolman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of patrolman

: a police officer who patrols an area

: a person who works for an organized group of car owners and who goes to help if one of the owners' cars stops working when it is being driven

patrolman

noun
pa·trol·man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən \
plural patrolmen\-mən \

Kids Definition of patrolman

: a police officer who has a regular beat

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