Definition of in the line of duty in English:

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in the line of duty

While one is working (used mainly of police officers or soldiers): an inspector’s funeral is given only for those killed in the line of duty
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  • In the United States, in the last three months, we've lost about 56 police officers in the line of duty.
  • The Minister said 241 police officers had died in the line of duty over the last 141 years.
  • He called on the government to review its provision of payments for soldiers injured or killed in the line of duty to prevent the need to buy private insurance.
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