deputy sheriff


  1. a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of deputy sheriff1

First recorded in 1665–75

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Example Sentences

Damon Gutzwiller, the deputy sheriff, whose wife was pregnant with their second child, or David Patrick Underwood, the security officer at the Oakland federal building, who made a habit of donating to local baseball youth organizations.

A 15-year veteran officer as well as vice president of the state’s rural crime prevention task force, Freeman polices the county as a deputy sheriff.

“There’s more to the story due to the erratic behavior of this gentleman to include his driving and his behavior when confronted by the deputy sheriff,” Jones said.

He then allegedly fired several rounds, striking a deputy sheriff and the two store workers before he fled.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors also rebuffed pleas from residents this summer, but did vote last year to implement new lower pensions for newly hired deputy sheriffs.

Jade McCauley, a deputy sheriff came into the room at that moment.

Federal authorities indicted 18 men for the crime, including the county sheriff and deputy sheriff.

And swift on the heels of it, "You are a deputy sheriff, are you not?"

Yet the Deputy Sheriff was very angry at the Governor for granting the commutation!

Tomlinson was assisted out of the office by the deputy sheriff, the doctor opening the doors obsequiously ahead of them.

Matt nodded, and just then the doctor came in with a roughly dressed individual whom he introduced as a deputy sheriff.

Oof you tell der deputy sheriff, und make some misdakes, den you lose your chob, und ve bot' lose a shance to ged to Tenver.


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