When King stepped out of his car—his two passengers had already been led to patrol cars—he was brutally beaten by the officers.
Two LAPD patrol officers, who were in the area at the time, assisted Lalezary with detaining him.
He was about to prove anew that there is no more exalted position in the city than that of a cop on patrol.
Next to her is Ken, a 43-year-old who drove from Delaware to participate in his first patrol.
Their killers used their blood to paint the letters CDG on their patrol vehicle, the initials of Cartel del Golfo.
We must turn back and try to outflank them and join the rest of the patrol.
She was to warn them with her castanets the instant she caught sight of the patrol.
(p. 191) On the Carso only an artillery duel and patrol action occurred.
Captain Candage paused in his patrol of the quarterdeck and gazed down on the wallet.
So fast were they carried down that many of the patrol wagons held five and more bodies when they were driven away.
1660s, "action of going the rounds" (of a military camp, etc.), from French patrouille "a night watch" (1530s), from patrouiller "go the rounds to watch or guard," originally "tramp through the mud," probably soldiers' slang, from Old French patouiller "paddle in water," probably from pate "paw, foot" (see patten). Compare paddlefoot, World War II U.S. Army slang for "infantry soldier." Meaning "those who go on a patrol" is from 1660s. Sense of "detachment of soldiers sent out to scout the countryside, the enemy, etc." is attested from 1702.
1690s, from patrol (n.) and in part from French patrouiller. Related: Patrolled; patrolling.