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Where did cops come from?

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βˆ™ 2009-03-07 08:25:33

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I know of two theories, but I'm sure there are more.

1. Way back in the early days of law enforcement, the people doing the enforcing were called constables. Cop is though to be an acronym for Constables On Patrol.

2. They were called Cops because of the prominent copper buttons on their coats.

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