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Patrolman   /pətrˈoʊlmˌæn/   Listen

(pl. patrolmen)
A policeman who patrols a given region.  Synonym: flatfoot.

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"Patrolman" Quotes from Famous Books

... in novels, there was a piece in one of the live newspapers telling that a well-dressed man of thirty-five, calling himself Clifford J. Hotchkiss and giving a Brooklyn address, was picked up in a dazed condition by patrolman Cohen who had found him attempting to direct the operations of a gang of workmen engaged in repairing a crosstown-car track. He had been sent to the detention ward of Bellevue to await examination as to his sanity, though ...
— Somewhere in Red Gap • Harry Leon Wilson

... queer house," said Patrolman Higgins. "I remember the time it was filled with families, but they all moved away because the owner didn't make any repairs. The only person there was a crazy German who's daffy on ...
— Larry Dexter's Great Search - or, The Hunt for the Missing Millionaire • Howard R. Garis

... soon to understand that under Roosevelt every man would get a "square deal." "Pulls" had no efficacy. The Chief Commissioner personally kept track of as many men as he could. When he saw in the papers one morning that Patrolman X had saved a woman from drowning, he looked him up, found that the man had been twenty-two years in the service, had saved twenty five lives, and had never been noticed, much less thanked, by the Commission. ...
— Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography, • William Roscoe Thayer

Words linked to "Patrolman" :   peace officer, lawman, law officer

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