deputy sheriff

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Noun1.deputy sheriff - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergenciesdeputy sheriff - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
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They were a deputy sheriff from Napa and a detective from San Francisco-- Holker and Jaralson, respectively.
"The man must be insane," said the deputy sheriff. "The reward is for his capture and conviction.
Some loose boards laid upon the ties supporting the rails of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners -- two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff. At a short remove upon the same temporary platform was an officer in the uniform of his rank, armed.
But his threat was recalled by the brothers Jackson and he was arrested on suspicion and a deputy sheriff put in charge of him at his home.
These two assistants had arrived in Glen Ellen like precious goods in bond and been receipted for by the local deputy sheriff, who, in addition, reported on them to the prison authorities each month.
The job of a deputy sheriff is to rule on whether a death is natural or has some other cause.
My favorite patrol rifle in my deputy sheriff days was the good old Ml Carbine.
-- Investigators were looking into whether mental illness played a role in the death of an off-duty eastern Pennsylvania deputy sheriff after he took another off-duty officer hostage at gunpoint before fatally shooting himself, police said Saturday.
Bradshaw has been a deputy sheriff with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for more than 27 years.
A 21-month-old girl, whose name has not been revealed, was attacked in the backyard of her house by seven dogs owned by her family, Bryan County deputy sheriff James Beatty said.
Ahmed's lawyer Ahmed Badawy said: "The safe is a metal one; only the deputy sheriff has the key."

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