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13th Sep '17 12:00:59 AM BURGINABC
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned turns in his badge as Hand of the King after a disagreement with Robert. Within hours he finds that this leaves him and his household unprotected against reprisals from the Lannisters.
12th Sep '17 11:59:04 PM BURGINABC
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' "Cop Out": Officer Mike Brikowski from is a fat, lazy old cop who believes that the girls are a waste of space who just take work away from "hard-working" policemen like him. In the end he is fired for his laziness and forced to turn in his badge and reflective sunglasses, but for some reason is allowed to keep his firearm as "a little souvenir". He also has to give up his precious donut. He swears vengeance on the Powerpuffs, which he goes after unsuccessfully through the episode.
12th Sep '17 11:57:38 PM BURGINABC
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* Kyle Hyde got canned three years prior to the events of ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215'' after what happened with his turncoat partner, Bradley.
* In the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, Detective Gumshoe [[spoiler: loses his job in both the DS-exclusive fifth case of the first game and the fourth case of the second game. He makes it through the third game without getting fired once.]]
** Happens literally when [[spoiler: Phoenix loses his job after submitting forged evidence to court.]]
** And then in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'': [[spoiler:Edgeworth gets fed up with the corruption in his job branch when a friend of his is baselessly declared the prime suspect of a murder and he is kept from properly investigating into the same case by his superiors. He turns in his badge then as a sign of protest and to be free to investigate as he pleases.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', the same effect is had when [[CoolShip the Normandy]] is kept from leaving the Citadel. It gets even more severe in the sequels. In ''Mass Effect 2'' Shepard may be unceremoniously stripped of his/her Spectre status depending on his/her actions (you have to actually volunteer to get reinstated, and that option is only available to you if you took certain actions before), and in ''Mass Effect 3'' s/he has also been relieved of duty in the Alliance military and had his/her rank stripped.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' has Carla and Tyler doing this if their SanityMeter goes down to 0.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' has [[spoiler:Lt. Blake and his boss, Captain Perry, getting this if the former kills Ethan while Norman is alive]].
** This also happens to [[spoiler: Norman Jayden if the player has him accuse Blake of being the Origami Killer.]]
* Happens to Jack Slate in ''[[DeadToRights Dead To Rights: Retribution]]''. At the very beginning of the first chapter, no less.
** "[[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} Thanks for setting up that Cliche for me.]]"
* ''VideoGame/LANoire'', case Manifest Destiny. Phelps, a married man is caught committing adultery with a woman (a dope fiend at that). [[DaChief Chief Donelly]] can't have a cop that has committed a criminal charge on the case, cue this scene.



* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has a [[{{Symbolism}} symbolic version]] of this. A ex-cop turned security guard after he's saved by Neo throws his badge onto the floor to leave his old life as a cop behind him and start fresh as a rebel.
12th Sep '17 11:53:44 PM BURGINABC
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* Happened to FBI Agent Clarice Starling in ''Film/{{Hannibal}}'', the sequel to ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. Except in this case she had followed every procedure to the letter and was suspended because she refused to sleep with a superior officer, who in revenge planted obviously fake evidence against her in her office. Apparently everybody else in the FBI is either corrupt or incompetent.
2nd Sep '17 5:10:58 PM ngh93
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* Officer Mike Brikowski from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is a fat, lazy old cop who believes that the girls are a waste of space who just take work away from "hard-working" policemen like him. In the end he is fired for his laziness and forced to turn in his badge and reflective sunglasses, but for some reason is allowed to keep his firearm as "a little souvenir". He also has to give up his precious donut. He swears vengeance on the Powerpuffs, which he goes after unsuccessfully through the episode.

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* Officer Mike Brikowski from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' "Cop Out": Officer Mike Brikowski from is a fat, lazy old cop who believes that the girls are a waste of space who just take work away from "hard-working" policemen like him. In the end he is fired for his laziness and forced to turn in his badge and reflective sunglasses, but for some reason is allowed to keep his firearm as "a little souvenir". He also has to give up his precious donut. He swears vengeance on the Powerpuffs, which he goes after unsuccessfully through the episode.
21st Jul '17 5:54:36 AM JackG
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* Happens at the start of the movie in ''The Stone Killer'' (1973). Creator/CharlesBronson plays a detective who has to hand in his gun and badge after a controversial shooting. Rather than wait to be cleared by an inquiry, he resigns and joins another police department on the other side of the country.

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* Happens at the start of the movie in ''The Stone Killer'' (1973). Creator/CharlesBronson plays a detective who has to hand in his gun and badge after a controversial shooting.shooting depicted in the ActionPrologue. Rather than wait to be cleared by an inquiry, he resigns and joins another police department on the other side of the country.
21st Jul '17 5:54:04 AM JackG
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* Happens at the start of the movie in ''The Stone Killer'' (1973). Creator/CharlesBronson plays a detective who has to hand in his gun and badge after a controversial shooting. Rather than wait to be cleared by an inquiry, he resigns and joins another police department on the other side of the country.
14th Jul '17 8:24:21 PM SteveMB
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Double Date", Huntress is expelled from the League after trying to kill Steven Mandragora in revenge for having killed her parents.
23rd Mar '17 5:57:19 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned turns in his badge as Hand of the King after a disagreement with Robert. Within hours he finds that this leaves him and his household unprotected against reprisals from the Lannisters.
11th Mar '17 9:32:19 AM nombretomado
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* In at least one episode of ''{{Fillmore}}'', the title character has to turn in his Safety Patrol sash.

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* In at least one episode of ''{{Fillmore}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', the title character has to turn in his Safety Patrol sash.
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