pa·​trol·​man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən How to pronounce patrolman (audio) \

Definition of patrolman

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

Examples of patrolman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his report, a New Franklin patrolman wrote that a traffic stop was attempted due to an equipment violation. Polo Sandoval, CNN, 22 July 2022 New officer: Congratulations to Tyler Goodwin, a 2007 Avon Lake High School graduate, recently sworn in as the newest full-time Avon Lake patrolman. cleveland, 9 July 2022 Providence police patrolman Jeann Lugo, 35, was arrested on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct, state police said Saturday. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 26 June 2022 Officers assisted a Highland Heights patrolman on a stop March 13 in which a vehicle was following a vehicle driven by Lake Metroparks’ rangers. cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 Church will play Agent Stone, said to be a cold and unyielding post-apocalyptic highway patrolman who rules the roads with a silver tongue and a twisted iron fist, prosecuting even the smallest crimes with the harshest of judgements. Joe Otterson, Variety, 19 May 2022 Indictments show that Murdaugh is also accused of stealing from a former highway patrolman who Murdaugh represented after he was injured in the line of duty. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 6 Jan. 2022 Piter joined the force in 2016, and worked as a patrolman in the Second District. cleveland, 7 Feb. 2022 That’s where officers found Christopher Colbert -- a patrolman assigned to Precinct One asleep behind the wheel of a non-departmental vehicle, Frazier said. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of patrolman

1867, in the meaning defined above

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pa·​trol·​man | \ pə-ˈtrōl-mən How to pronounce patrolman (audio) \
plural patrolmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of patrolman

: a police officer who has a regular beat

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