Crime Fighting

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139. Crime Fighting (See also Sleuthing.)

  1. Batman devotes his life to fighting Gotham Citys criminals. [Comics: Berger, 160]
  2. Canadian Mounties (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) corps which gained a romantic reputation for daring exploits and persistence in trailing criminals. [Can. Hist.: NCE, 2367]
  3. Dragnet radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
  4. Earp, Wyatt (18481929) law officer and gunfighter of American West. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
  5. Kojak hard-boiled, Manhattan plainclothes detective. [TV: Ter-race, I, 445]
  6. Lone Ranger arch foe of criminals in early west. [Radio: The Lone Ranger in Buxton, 143144; Comics: Horn, 460; TV: Terrace, II, 3435]
  7. McGarrett, Steve implacable nemesis of Hawaiian wrongdoers. [TV: Hawaii Five-O in Terrace, I, 342]
  8. Ness, Eliot G-man successfully subdues Prohibition gangsters. [TV: The Untouchables in Terrace, II, 402403]
  9. Peel, Sir Robert (17881850) reorganized British police; established Irish constabulary. [Br. Hist.: Flexner, 276]
  10. Purvis, Melvin gunned down Dillinger outside Chicago theater (1934). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 464]
  11. Scotland Yard Criminal Investigation Department of Metropolitan Police. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 97]
  12. Starsky and Hutch plainclothes L.A. detectives break cases and hearts. [TV: Terrace, II, 317]
  13. Superman invincible scourge of crime. [Comics: Horn, 642643]
  14. Texas Rangers 19th-century constabulary thwarting villains. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
  15. Tracy, Dick comic book cop. [Comics: Horn, 206207]