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    why do people call a Police Officer a cop?

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    They were called "Pigs in the 70s i think .But we still need them.

    bats, you should research before you answer, then you can actually look like you know what you're talking about and also look less stupid when you call another stupid for not knowing an answer that you do not know yourself.

    Colleen

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    "Some have proposed that the reason police officers are called "cops" is because of the New York force's copper badges. The source of this word is much earlier however. Several sources say the usages originated in Northern England.

    The word "cop" is an old Anglo-Saxon verb for catch, grab or capture, deriving from a noun "cop" dating back at least to the 1100s. Some sources say this word related to the Dutch word kapen, with a similar meaning. The earliest written documentation of the form "cop" as a verb in English dates to 1704."

    are you stupid. omg. because their badges used to be made out of copper... cop for short.  They used to be called coppers.

    Colleen

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    Please do not insult people asking questions. If you can not answer with out belittling, do not answer.
    dowsa

    You have no right to abuse the person to me you have the brain of a "Bat very small.


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