Cop noun - A member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level.
Usage example: a cop stopped her for speeding
Both words in one sentence
- Bruce Springsteen's "Highway Patrolman" ends with one - the twist being that the runaway and the cop chasing him are brothers who ended up on different sides of the law.
Source: Run for the Border
- However, if you are involved in such a crash, virtually every department has rules in place that prohibit the officers from working an accident involving "one of their own." In other words, a city cop would have to wait for a county deputy or state patrolman, and vice versa.
- Coluche, a famous French stand-up comedian, had a routine called "Le Flic" ("The Cop") in which he played a Meddlesome Patrolman.
Source: Meddlesome Patrolman
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