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policeman

(feminine), policewoman
a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constable
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Tarzan realized now what was the meaning of their visit to the police officer.
It takes some time to compare finger prints," thought D'Arnot, turning to look at the police officer.
And then he stood at ease, self-revealed in his own sinister identity--a police officer in plain clothes.
Julian spoke to the police officer without answering her.
Hardly had the police officer observed Comminges at the end of the Rue Cocatrix when he said one word to the coachman, who at once put his vehicle into motion and drove up before Broussel's door.
The cries which the police officer repeated twenty times: "In the king's name," were powerless against this formidable multitude -- seemed, on the contrary, to exasperate it still more; when, at the shout, "In the name of the king," an officer ran up, and seeing the uniforms ill-treated, he sprang into the scuffle sword in hand, and brought unexpected help to the guards.
Those were perfectly proper words, within the tradition and suitable to his character of a police officer addressing one of his special flock.
Then there came a time of trouble, a police officer was killed, many were arrested, evidence was wanted, and in order to save his own life and to earn a great reward, my husband betrayed his own wife and his companions.
Police were stationed at the brightly lit entrance which was carpeted with red baize, and not only gendarmes but dozens of police officers and even the police master himself stood at the porch.
Now if the whole room had been filled, not with police officers, but with those nearest and dearest to him, he would not have found one human word for them, so empty was his heart.
Several constables and special police officers, anticipating trouble, trailed along to prevent it, and herded the two gangs separately aboard the train for San Francisco.
Two police officers, looking in their perfectly neat uniform not at all like people who were up all night, were quietly writing at a desk; and the place seemed very quiet altogether, except for some beating and calling out at distant doors underground, to which nobody paid any attention.

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