A member of a body of police; a constable.
a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
a bobby familiarly and a constable officially
an officer who is required to give an official bond, and premium is payable from general funds of the city
a citizen serving the public, fulfilling a need for the public, but still a citizen who is charged with the public safety and the public good, but sometimes called to kill or put themselves between the public and danger
an individual with a family and a need to support them and themselves, a retirement pension, medical benefits, etc
a quasi State officer, just as much a subject for pension by the State as a Sheriff
a very useful and important public servant