->''"Any minute now, the cops'll be here to solve this mess out. I'd appreciate it if somebody could get some barf bags ready."''
-->-- Overheard at the site of a car crash.

A trope specific to murder mysteries, invoked to suggest that the crime is so gruesome (sight and/or smell) that it turns the stomachs of hardened investigators. Alternately, the Vomiting Cop is a rookie on his or her first case, or it is used to show how seasoned and jaded the veteran cop is.

There are two variations:
* Finding the corpse: an unpleasant set of remains is found by the characters. One of them runs around the corner or sticks their head out of shot and throws up.
* Arrival at the scene: the detectives show up. We see one of the police officers (an extra) throwing up in the bushes.

While definitely not a DiscreditedTrope, it is almost as often used in parody as straight.

Sometimes a VomitIndiscretionShot, but usually a VomitDiscretionShot. Very often used as a variant on GoryDiscretionShot, where the gory stuff has been done but the evidence remains. See also SelectiveSqueamishnessSuppression, TakeOurWordForIt. Contrast AutopsySnackTime.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Ciel Phantomhive of ''Manga/BlackButler'' fame does this not once, but twice in the manga. First time was in reaction to witnessing the death throes of [[JackTheRipper Mary Jane Kelly]], which happens both in the anime and manga. The second one was manga only: [[spoiler: he vomits in reaction to his StalkerWithACrush rebuilding a sacrificial chamber, the very one Ciel almost died in pre-series. Combining the mental trauma with the brutal murder of children younger than he is a few chapters before likely did it.]] Justified since Ciel is [[ImprobableAge only thirteen years old]] and is not technically a cop, though he does investigate on the Queen's orders.
* Detective Suk in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' does this at a crime scene and is later made fun of for it.
* During the "Jungle Cruise" episode of ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', Togusa, the rookie of the team, has to run to the guardrail clutching his mouth after using a direct cyber-link to the investigator on the scene, experiencing everything, including the smell in perfect clarity. He didn't throw up, but came pretty close. The experienced members of the squad just watch the video feed, but most of them could also turn off their sense of smell if they wanted to.
* Mentioned but not seen in ''GhostInTheShell: Innocence'', where Ishikawa oversees a crime scene by himself, explaining that the rookie with him got reacquainted with his lunch, and he sent him to personally take the corpse to lab as a "learning experience".
* ''Sorta'' happens in NeonGenesisEvangelion. While NERV is '''not''' exactly a police force, they ''are'' tasked with protecting Earth from the Angels; in at least ''two'' occasions in the TV series, cute [[BridgeBunnies bridge bunny]] Maya Ibuki throws up [[BreakTheCutie upon witnessing particularly bloody battles.]]
* [[NaiveNewcomer Akane]] of ''Anime/PsychoPass'' does this a few times.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* George Godly, upon finding the corpse of JackTheRipper's final victim, who had been subjected to then unheard of levels of mutilation in ''Comicbook/FromHell''. Whether or not the real Godly left his breakfast at Miller's Court or if this was simply an invention for dramatic purposes is one of the few subjects that Creator/AlanMoore's [[ShownTheirWork lengthy annotations]] to the book is silent on.
* In the Italian horror comic ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Dog Dylan Dog]]'', this is a RunningGag: Inspector Bloch, Dylan's former superior from Scotland Yard, is always in need of some anti-emetics and often complains that they don't make them as effective as they used to do.
* Occurs in the ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'' comic when the cops apprehend Charlie Gilmour for the murder of his wife and child.
* GarthEnnis loves this trope.
* In ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' [[spoiler:When Johnny dies and visits heaven an angel starts vomiting after reading the list of things Johnny did.]]
* ''{{Fell}}'': Somewhat subverted, in that it's not at a crime scene. Fell threw up when the insane [[TheCoroner Medical Examiner]] dropped a piece of organic tomato into a victim during the autopsy, took it out and ate it despite Fell's repeated assertions that he would shoot him if he did so. The Coroner just replies that it was organic and he'd have to go out of the city to get another one.
* Thunder from the JuddWinick run on ''BatmanAndTheOutsiders'' threw up on one of her first crime scenes. It was a crime scene where people had been sealed into a city bus and burned alive.
* Albrecht in ''Film/TheCrow'', after seeing Gideon's corpse.
* The police officers who found SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's early experiments in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Man who Laughs''.
* ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'': The police officer who arrived on the scene still wets himself whenever he sees cutlery.
* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Noir'', rookie Peter Magnus asks for a mint on the way to the crime scene for his first murder case. His veteran partner Fred Dukes refuses to give him one. When they see the body, Peter pukes; Fred didn't give him the mint because he knew that would happen and he would've just wasted it. This is a case where anyone would have done the same, though - the woman was missing her eyes, her nose, her upper lip...
* In the Franchise/{{Batman}} spinoff ''Streets of Gotham,'' Robin calls the police for backup after finding that the orphans Humpty Dumpty had taken were actually corpses he'd found and was trying to heal. The boy barely gets half way through the call before handing the communicator over to Batman to go throw up. This is ''Damian Wayne,'' the resident stab-happy assassin of the Bat clan we're talking about here.
* Averted by Deena Pilgrim of ''{{Powers}}''; she's slipped and fallen into blood and brains and the only thing she did was curse out the cop who didn't tape off the crime scene, and even the worst murder scene she's ever been to, all she did was step outside. But anytime that she's been teleported(or even just near someone who's teleporting), she pukes.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' has a variation. While Twilight is excited to take part in an investigation, when she and Phoenix come across a [[ChalkOutline body-shaped tape outline]] and asks what it means, Phoenix's explanation isn't of her liking.
-->'''Twilight:''' Ugh... I think I'm going to be sick...\\
'''Phoenix:''' ''[[[FirstPersonSmartass Inner monologue]]]'' And all that eagerness seemed to go away in one fell swoop...
* A version appears in the ''Thor'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7004930/1/All_Earthly_Things_Above All Earthly Things Above]]'', in which the stoic, nigh-omniscient Heimdall ends up vomiting for half an hour while seeing what Loki does to his erstwhile captor.
* ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'': Kate [=McMillan=], a Starfleet Security lieutenant, upchucks upon finding out that the gunk coating the inside of a starship bridge [[LudicrousGibs is the crew]], post-InertialDampening failure.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the first ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' film, one of the police officers investigating [[JohnnyDepp yet another victim]] of Freddy's rampage became a Vomiting Cop. This is expanded on in a deleted scene, although part of the scene is in the regular version.
** Although not shown, dialogue between two on-scene cops reveals that the ''coroner'' is also puking in the bathroom.
* In ''Dead Right'', an amateur movie that Edgar Wright made when he was younger that features on the ''HotFuzz'' DVD, Barry Stern's newbie partner vomits slightly into his hand when they find the body of a woman who had recently been murdered. On the AlternateDVDCommentary (slightly different from the usual examples in that it is included on the DVD itself) with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost essentially lambasting the movie at every step of the way, Pegg mocks the vomit effect as looking as though the actor simply spat out "a chewed up Texan bar".
* ''Dead Bang'' (1989). The alcoholic cop played by Don Johnson runs down an outlaw biker and is immediately sick on him. The biker is so grossed out he agrees to spill the beans as long as Johnson doesn't spill his a second time.
* In the 2006 version of ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', Villiers, M's male secretary/arm candy, is sickened by the sight of Bond's murdered love interest. Aww.
* Parodied in ''AceVentura: Pet Detective'', wherein every cop on the force [[strike: throws up]] spits when they learn that Lois Einhorn is a man. Couple that with the facts that Ace himself threw up when he found out, and that he had a...tryst with Einhorn, and you can connect the dots.
** And the dolphin!
* In the novel ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', upon finding the corpse of Chrissy, Chief Brody vomits. He keep sit together in the film, though.
* Done constantly in ''SuicideClub'', almost every time dead flesh is exposed, often by multiple cops.
* Averted in ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', where the sheriff bends over and (almost) pukes mainly because she's pregnant, not just because the crime scene is gruesome.
* The boy who throws up repeatedly in ''Film/{{Super 8}}'' just happens to be the one who plays the police detective in "The Case".
* Done in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' by a cop watching his colleagues (on a screen) getting killed by Simon Phoenix.
* Averted in ''Film/SuddenImpact,'' where Harry Callahan's pet peeve isn't eating around dead bodies or crime scenes. It's putting ketchup on the hot dog you're eating around dead bodies or crime scenes.
* The autopsy variant is PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. Professor Van Helsing performs an autopsy in front of a class of medical students, all of whom either faint or throw up. At the end of the scene, it is revealed that he tries to gross the students out on purpose and gets great satisfaction from making everyone sick.
* The movie ''Another Heaven'' opens at the scene of a corpse where the brain has apparently been removed and cooked in a stew. When the police figure that out, ''everyone'' starts to vomit. Then one of the detectives [[{{Troll}} claims to have tasted it]] a cop goes for a second round.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* At her first crime scene, AnitaBlake threw up ''on'' the corpse.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheDarkHalf'', when a body of a brutally murdered man was found by Norris Ridgewick, a deputy of a small-town sheriff, he threw up, but managed to avoid the corpse.
** In the later novel ''Literature/GeraldsGame'', Norris again throws up, when he finds what is in the truck of Raymond Andrew Joubert, a [[spoiler: necrophiliac cannibal (for example, a sandwich with a human tongue)]]. A character says that "the State Police would have torn him a new asshole if he'd puked on the evidence. On the other hand, I'd have wanted him removed from his job for psychological reasons if he hadn't thrown up."
* A cop in King's short story Literature/TheMangler throws up on the job for the first time in his fourteen years as a policeman after seeing the remains of one particularly grisly death, where the poor individual had been run through the titular machine and was hardly recognizable as human anymore.
* The trope also appears in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/FromABuick8'', but there it's due to the cops meeting [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] from another dimension.
* A hospital variation occurs in ''Literature/PetSematary'', with a candy striper being the one who vomits after seeing a victim of a car accident who has a head injury so severe that his brain is visible.
* ErastFandorin, on his first crime scene (in his defense, it was an exceptionally gruesome murder).
* ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' had a cop that vomited after Moist managed to remove Cosmo's glove, just to give an idea on how disgustingly, nose-cacklingly decayed Cosmo's hand had become. So many... colors. So many... wiggling things.
** Also, Cheery Littlebottom puked in ''Feet Of Clay'', upon seeing her first murder victim.
* Not a murder mystery, but in the XWingSeries, Gavin Darklighter throws up when he sees and smells someone in the worst throes of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]]. He's not a cop, but an extremely green pilot who, during the crisis, was sent to try and help the sufferers. He'd seen some bad ones before, but this was the worst. Gavin ''was'' able to pull himself together and do his job after, and later he told his love interest that he'll be all right, and that scares him.
--> "There is a Gammorean in there who has been [[BodyHorror turned into a mass of jelly]]. The disease killed him, but it did so in a way that didn't let him die until he could experience every fragment of pain possible. [...] I've seen more death in my time with Rogue Squadron than I have ever seen before, but nothing was so hideous as this. A year ago I would have run screaming. Now I [[ItGetsEasier just clean my boots and wait]] for guys with sterilizer units to show up. I'm changing and I'm not sure I like it."
* The main character of Rob Grant's ''Literature/{{Incompetence}}'' notes that coroners often try to make detectives sick while inspecting corpses. He also notes that while they have yet to succeed with him, it's not a game he enjoys. This is just before he speaks to a coroner who stitches faces from one corpse to the buttocks of another. As a hobby.
* InspectorMorse has been sick in the novels, and even on good days he is pretty squeamish about crime scenes.
* Happens occasionally to Chief Hanks of Joan Hess's Maggody mysteries, particularly in ''The Merry Wives Of Maggody'' [[spoiler: in which she has morning sickness as well as corpses to deal with]].
* On several occasions, [[TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] has surveyed crime scenes, and other cops mention that they had a bucket waiting. It's implied that the reason that the bucket was there in the first place was because the other cops had already used it.
* Happens occasionally in Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks novels, usually to a young police officer who isn't used to seeing dead bodies (at the beginning of ''A Dedicated Man'' for example). Happens to Banks himself in the short story "Like A Virgin", though this is partly due to a hangover.
* In TheSwordOfTruth, there was a serial murderer whose style made a ''hardened combat general'' throw up.
* In MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Changes]]'', four spies are [[YouHaveFailedMe murdered by their replacements]] and left to decompose in a sealed room for a couple days in summer. The result makes several of "the most experienced and hardened Guardsmen ... violently ill." The crime scene investigators aren't fazed at all, though.
* Deconstructed in Simon Hawke's ''The Wizard Of Rue Morgue'', in which a gendarme ponders how cops who throw up at their first sight of a murder victim are often ''glad'' to have done so later on in their careers, when they've become desensitized to such things. Having that memory helps veteran police to reassure themselves that they're still human, however hardened they become; it's the rare officer who '''doesn't''' barf, cry, freak out or otherwise react to the sight of their first corpse that other cops find worrisome.
* Freferuck Forsyth's ''The Negotiator'' has an example when the President's son blows up due to a bomb set in his person. However, the vomiting was induced to have an excuse to kneel and hide the detonator chip in the nearby mud.
* In Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels, the title gumshoe sometimes throws up -- not because of what he sees, or what he does. Specifically, though Spenser's a fan of resolving problems through fisticuffs, he's not a fan of killing. In at least two books (''Mortal Stakes'' and ''A Catskill Eagle'') he loses his lunch after killing someone. In the first case it was arguably self-defense (he knew the victims were trying to set him up to be murdered, and simply acted more quickly than they did); in the second case it was outright murder (done to protect a pair of prostitutes he had put in peril of their lives). By his lights both were morally justified, but he still wasn't easy about it.
* The ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' novels: Almost every crime scene where Dexter arrives has a vomiting cop nearby. Dexter is so used to the sight that he doesn't see anything out of the ordinary with it. He simply snarks about the mess and noise.
* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Unnatural Issue]]'', a squad from the White Lodge in London is sent to investigate the Yorkshire Manor of a reclusive former member that has [[FaceHeelTurn gone around the bend]]. When they find that he had killed all the household servants a couple of days ago (in high summer) Dr. Maya Scott (physician and Earth Master) bolts outside to become violently ill; which is [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] given that the victims were still [[OurZombiesAreDifferent going about their jobs]], she could tell that their souls were [[AndIMustScream locked into their rotting bodies]], and the perversion of Earth Magic the [[{{Necromancer}} renegade Whitestone]] had gone in for would sicken even a (sane) Earth Master inured to the filth and pain of London's slums.
* Played with in ''[[Literature/RiversOfLondon Broken Homes]]'', in which Peter retreats from a body-dump site with his hand clamped over his mouth and other officers nod sympathetically, assuming it's this trope. It's not -- he's holding back ''giggles'' after resisting the urge to make a tasteless crack about zombies -- but he opts to let the other police ''think'' it is.
* In the second "Rizzoli" novel, "The Apprentice", the titular character prides herself on NOT being this, being loathe to display any form of weakness in front of her male colleagues, to the point where she won't even swipe Vicks Vaporub under her nose to block out the stench of a decomposing body. However, it's neither the sight nor stench that finally makes her lose control, it's when the coroner reveals that the rape/murder victim they're examining was sexually assaulted AFTER she was strangled. In a later book, she blasts another female cop for throwing up at an especially gory crime scene, telling her she's making all female cops look bad--yet she's very sympathetic when her male partner has a similar reaction.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Subverted in one episode of ''{{Taggart}}'' when on seeing a guy with the back of his head bashed in, experienced detective DCI Burke suddenly gags, but doesn't vomit. DS Reid says he's seen worse. Burke's reply is that it's indigestion from the falafels he ate- he's on a HealthKick.
* In one episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace,'' the Vomiting Cop (in fact a vomiting Coast Guardsman) was actually involved in the case - [[DetectiveMole as an accessory]].
* ''Series/{{CSI}}''
** In the 5th season finale, Nick happily examined the intestines at the scene while the experienced cop threw up.
** Nick did have to leave a scene in the first season to throw up, though it is implied that this was due to smell of the blood in the air, not the gruesomeness and Nick ignoring Grissom's advice to "Breathe through your mouth".
** Averted by Sara when she forced herself to smile, thereby suppressing her own gag reflexes at the sight of a boxer's spit bucket. (Saliva is her personal Blow Chunks Button.)
** In at least two cases of spectacularly disgusting corpses (one had been reduced to mushy soup in a duffel bag, and the other was a saponified corpse in a barrel), everybody looked nauseous and there was at least one on-screen gag reaction.
** The rookie version is also used in the very first episode, when the newbie throws up while watching an autopsy. (Subverted later when Greg manages not to while watching his first autopsy.)
** At least once, Catherine deliberately tried to gross out the rookie cop that was supposed to be guarding the crime scene. She excused him to let him get some fresh air (and possibly puke in privacy,) which was a big mistake, since the killer was still in the house and attacked her.
** The 'whilst watching and autopsy' version seems to happen frequently enough to almost be a trope of its own - it's happened (or almost happened) to numerous rookies in CSI and its spinoffs, as well as other shows as seen below.
* The rookie variation was once seen on ''{{Hunter}}''.
* The opening titles of ''[[{{Quincy}} Quincy M.E.]]'' included a variation in which five police observers are watching an (off-screen) autopsy performed by the title character; as the titles progress they turn away from it one by one, each with an obvious need to vomit and/or faint (again, off screen).
** In the show that shot comes from, it turns out Quincy is doing it to these observers ''on purpose'' so he can get out of doing the demonstration and get back to his cases.
* Parodied in an infamous ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch: the sight of a murder victim provoked a rookie cop to throw up; the sight of the Vomiting Cop churned other characters' stomachs and ''[[VomitChainReaction they]]'' [[VomitChainReaction threw up]], causing everyone who saw ''that'' to throw up, making even ''more'' witnesses throw up - it was implied at the end of the sketch that all of New York City was vomiting. Notable cock-up: Chris Elliot's vomit tube didn't deploy right away, causing him to ad-lib a line about dry heaving. It then deployed while he was distracted.
** One of the cops was 8 months pregnant, and at the end Chris Farley, who was running the spinning newspaper gag, started to puke after watching it spin too much.
* The 'Crunchy Frog' sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', where mentions of chocolates such as Cockroach Cluster, Anthrax Ripple, and Rams Bladder Cup causes one of the Hygiene Squad (who actually ate some of the candies in question) to throw up.
** In the ''Hollywood Bowl'' live performance, the unfortunate Hygiene Squad can't rush out of the room but instead eventually vomits into his helmet - to which his superior gives a glare, causing him to put the helmet back on his head. (SFX material: beef stew.)
** In an audio recording of a live performance, an announcer notes that the constable's reaction is "the longest continuous vomit on stage since John Barrymore puked over the corpse of Laertes during a performance of ''{{Hamlet}}'' in 1941."
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** Harry, a hardened cop and a legend of his force, walks in on Dexter killing a murderer that kept getting away. He proudly trained him; however, seeing and realizing ''what'' he's created, Harry is violently sick.
** Season 5: Cira Manzon, a young Hispanic officer, vomits after she saw one of the Santa Muerte murders. This is the rookie variant of the trope.
* Done on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' as the fourth member of a hit squad describes how the other three were killed to Danko. [[spoiler: The man a shapeshifter and is actually the killer. Though whether he's vomiting as part of his act or out of guilt is never made clear.]]
* Happened to an off-screen investigator in the pilot of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' upon inspecting a plane whose passengers fell victim to a flesh-rotting something-or-other.
* Parodied in a sketch of ''KidsInTheHall'', where a cop vomits at the sight of a corpse and then at an expired parking meter.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark impersonates a coroner's assistant and it is assumed he leaves the area to vomit when he goes in search of his own clues.
* Played dead straight early in ''[[JohnLeCarre Smiley's People]]'' after a Russian defector's head is blown to pieces.
* In the episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where she loses her powers ("Helpless"), Giles, an experienced Watcher, is overcome when he sees the mutilated body of another Watcher. [[GoryDiscretionShot The body was left offscreen]], but there's blood all over the walls.
* Connor on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' vomited at one crime scene where an entire family had been brutally murdered for being unknowing [[MacGuffinGirl MacGuffin people]]. It's not the gore - Connor grew up in a demon dimension and takes [[spoiler: his daughter being a rotted, maggot-infested corpse without qualm]], but the realization that they were a family, which he has massive unresolved issues with.
* DS Dan Twentyman in ''MosesJones'' does this - [[VomitIndiscretionShot visibly]] - upon discovering a mutilated corpse.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' gets one of these moments in "Enemy Mine." A member of an SG team is doing surveys and disappears, and SG-1 is called in to assist in locating him and finding out what happened. When they find his mutilated body skewered on a frame as a warning to the humans, Major Lorne turns away to puke in the bushes. Teal'c, of course, remains TheStoic.
* In the first episode of the series, ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had Benson vomiting in the bushes after interviewing a particularly brutalized rape victim.
** A few seasons later, a couple cops start throwing up after entering the house full of dead cult children.
* A whole roomful of cops nearly succumbed to this trope on ''Series/TheCloser'', when an ice cooler containing a folded-up human corpse was opened in the middle of Brenda's office. Justified even for the most hardened veterans, given how long the body had been decomposing in a tiny airtight space. Hilariously averted by [[SeenItAll Lieutenant Provenza]], who while everyone else is dashing out the door, grumbles about finding someone to clean up the mess.
** Also done in the episode "Head Over Heels," where Brenda and a colleague are interrupted at a diner when the mutilated body of a victim is discovered in a nearby dumpster. While discussing what they've found, Brenda eventually succumbs to her disgust and turns away to vomit. Justified in that they having breakfast only shortly before.
* Cadaver-free, serious variant: On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', an amnesiac Gibbs threw up after his old mentor, bringing him up to speed on events since he'd lost his memory, told him about 9/11.
* Used on ''RizzoliAndIsles'', when a veteran cop provokes a nauseated rookie into throwing up in the autopsy-room sink with quips about burnt corpses and tomato soup.
* A variation is seen in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' with a vomiting firefighter at a fatal arson scene.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': TV Scientist Dr. Bunsen Jude, "the Science Dude" acts as Brennan's Squintern-of-the-week to convince her to come on his show to talk about how fun science is. After looking at a corpse for a few minutes and giving his expert opinion, he grabs a bucket.
-->When science gets icky it's all right to get s--'''''bleh'''''
* This happens to the CopOfTheWeek a few times on ''Series/CriminalMinds''. At one particularly brutal scene, a character remarks that the vomiter had driven eight hours to get to the crime scene, threw up in the bushes, and was about to be sent home.
* Parodied on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when Jerry's car is stolen and a similar model turns up torn apart in a garage.
* Done on ''PoliceSquad'' when shown a picture of Alaxander Haig.
* A variation happens in first season of ''TheWire'' to [=McNulty=] when he's listening to the tape of [[spoiler:Kima]] getting shot. He's not actually at the scene anymore, but he's so upset by it that he throws up.
* In the first season finale of ''Series/CityHomicide'', Matt throws up upon learning the corpse they dug up was his mother, who disappeared when he was a teenager.
* Happened in ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' when Friday and Gannon find a neglected baby drowned in a bathtub.
-->'''Gannon:''' "After twenty-five years on the job, it's finally happened."
-->'''Friday:''' "What's that, Bill?"
-->'''Gannon:''' "I'm going to be sick."
-->''(hands evidence to Friday and runs from the room)''
* Spoofed in ''ATouchOfCloth'', where it isn't the horrifically mutilated corpse that makes the detectives gag - it's pictures of Piers Morgan.
* ''TwinPeaks''. It's always Deputy Andy.
* Gus from ''{{Psych}}'' usually gets queasy at the sight of dead bodies. He's not a cop, but he and [[SherlockScan "psychic detective"]] Shawn work closely with the police to investigate murders.
* In a less-messy medical counterpart to this trope, one of the nurses on ''Series/KingdomHospital'' would faint every time she had to enter the operating room and saw a gruesome surgical procedure in progress.
* In the season finale of ''{{Broadchurch}}'', Ellie retches and nearly vomits when the murderer is found. Considering [[spoiler:the killer murdered a friend's eleven-year-old son, who he'd been in love with, and ''was her own husband'']], it was justified that she was so shocked.
* On EmptyNest, fed up with her sister Barbara's bullying, Carol Weston publicly humiliates her by forcing her to admit that she threw up on the coroner the first time she saw a dead body.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In one comic in ''Manual of {{Exalted}} Power: Alchemicals'', a box is delivered that turns out to contain a man who had been burned to death. One of the aides present at the scene responds by blowing chunks.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'', after you find [[spoiler: Becky]], [[AmbiguouslyGay Thomas]] heads over to the toilet and barfs. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny This same scene is used for the results screen]].
* The "rookie cop" variation is used near the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. [[spoiler:It's more or less '''his''' handiwork he is vomiting at. And it was probably just shock due to him not having known until then that his victim would die due to his actions. Although it's just as likely that he was faking it, or at least exaggerating, to throw suspicions off him.]]
** [[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} EEW! DEAD BODIES! EEW, EEW, EEEW!!]]
* Miller in ''VideoGame/StillLife'' is found vomiting upon locating one of the Ripper's victims. It's stated that it isn't the first time he's reacted as such.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Parodied in '''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' (as part of a larger ''Series/{{CSI}}'' parody), where one of the investigators vomits at nearly anything.
** It's also semi-implied that the investigator in question may be bulimic, since he mentions that he's lost a ''lot'' of weight from all that puking.
** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20031022.html Some characters are immune]], though.
* Seen in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0339.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, titled "C.P.P.D. Blue".
* Taken UpToEleven in the third chapter of ''Webcomic/ParadigmShift'', with a throwaway line about the officers attending the scene being offered ''counselling''. And for [[JustifiedTrope good reason]]; there's dead bodies, and then there's ''half-eaten dead bodies in several pieces''.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Both Sanchez and an unnamed cop become this upon discovering the titular character's crimes in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpTsUsPSSdo&feature=video_response episode 2]] of Waverly Films' ''Puppet Rapist''.
* Used in the Season One finale of ''ShadowUnit'', in which the ever-impeturbable Nikki Lau vomits outside the old Villette house after [[spoiler: Chaz is evacuated]]. Subverted somewhat as her reaction is not just about the awfulness of what's been done in the house (and the mess it's made), but the fact that it was done to [[spoiler: and by]] a colleague and friend.
* The Website/{{Cracked}} feature ''8 Bits'' episode "The Horrifying Crime Behind Every Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Game" has a rookie cop woof his cookies when he opens a dusty Pokeball, presumably with a dead animal inside.
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* Danny, the Safety Patrol photographer and PluckyComicRelief in ''{{Fillmore}}'', is often subject to this trope, often after seeing minor acts of vandalism.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, [[TheSmurfs Brainy]] throws up after seeing Baker Smurf [[Film/{{Se7en}} stuffed with cream and baked]]. This [[VomitChainReaction causes Papa Smurf to throw up too]]. The police photographer throws up [[RefugeInAudacity after Baker explodes]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - a squad of cops break in on Comic Book Guy and Mrs. Skinner naked in bed - Lou promptly throws up, and Wiggum reassures him "It's okay, you wouldn't be human if you didn't react like that."
* Spoofed a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in one Officer Yates vomits after uncovering some toilet paper used on a house, and again after finding out Michael "Jefferson" isn't black.
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* Supposedly one of the police who discovered Jack the Ripper's mutilated final victim took a moment to vomit in a corner. Unsurprisingly - the photograph of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MaryJaneKelly_Ripper_100.jpg Mary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Kelly_Crime_scene.jpg Kelly]] is horrific enough in black and white.
* Practically a rite of passage for RealLife homicide investigators. Also for [=EMT=]s, hospital interns, mortuary personnel, sanitation engineers, sewer workers, those highway crews who collect and dispose of roadkill...
** There is a tradition in some police forces (etc.) that if a rookie doesn't have 'the worst' happen to him, they'll take him to a diner and order scrambled eggs & brains with hash browns; and lots of ketsup. ''That'' usually does the trick.
* Most crime-scene investigators' supply kits, in addition to the tools of the trade, also contain a barf bag or two. Most evidence collection kits naturally have paper bags (anything with blood stains or other biological material on it needs to be packed dry in a breathable bag, or they will get moldy really fast), so there's no appreciable difference.
* Not cops per-se, but along the same theme. In April 1945 Generals Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton visited the Ohrdruf-Nord concentration camp. Despite being a tremendous badass and a hardened war veteran, Patton was still so horrified at what he witnessed that he walked behind the barracks and threw up there.
* At autopsy,Vicks Vaporub is standard equipment,especially for 'stinkers'. A little under the nose helps a lot with the gag problem.
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