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A DirtyCop will probably do worse than slamming perps against the wall.

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A DirtyCop CowboyCop will probably do worse than slamming perps against the wall.



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* ''{{Comicbook/Bookhunter}}'' uses this in its BatmanColdOpen. When the library police apprehend a book thief, they find him dousing the books in gasoline, holding a lit match, and threatening to burn everything down if the cops don't back off. Agent Bay solves this the CowboyCop way: [[spoiler:he uses the recoil from a shotgun to propel himself across the room, then shoots the perp at just the right angle that his blood spatter extinguishes the match]].
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** One particularly depressing episode had a war veteran who believed he was still in a war hiding from the enemy. The cops surrounded the place with snipers and told him to surrender, and the veteran saw a small child, and ran toward him telling him to get away or he'd be killed. [[spoiler: The cops thought he was going to kill the child, so they killed him before he could get to him.]]
* ''{{Comicbook/Bookhunter}}'' uses this in its BatmanColdOpen. When the library police apprehend a book thief, they find him dousing the books in gasoline, holding a lit match, and threatening to burn everything down if the cops don't back off. Agent Bay solves this the CowboyCop way: [[spoiler:he uses the recoil from a shotgun to propel himself across the room, then shoots the perp at just the right angle that his blood spatter extinguishes the match]].

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** One particularly depressing episode had a war veteran who believed he was still in a war hiding from the enemy. The cops surrounded the place with snipers and told him to surrender, and the veteran saw a small child, and ran toward him telling him to get away or he'd be killed. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The cops thought he was going to kill the child, so they killed him before he could get to him.]]
* ''{{Comicbook/Bookhunter}}'' uses this in its BatmanColdOpen. When the library police apprehend a book thief, they find him dousing the books in gasoline, holding a lit match, and threatening to burn everything down if the cops don't back off. Agent Bay solves this the CowboyCop way: [[spoiler:he uses the recoil from a shotgun to propel himself across the room, then shoots the perp at just the right angle that his blood spatter extinguishes the match]].
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* ''LawAndOrder'' and its various spin-offs use this trope liberally.

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* ''LawAndOrder'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' and its various spin-offs use this trope liberally.


* ''{{Series/Luther}}'''s eponymous protagonist did a version of this in Series 2, playing along with the killer's obsession with life as a game. [[spoiler:Turns out he playing along to distract the killer long enough to tell the marksmen on standby where to fire.]]

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* ''{{Series/Luther}}'''s eponymous protagonist did a version of this in Series 2, playing along with the killer's obsession with life as a game. [[spoiler:Turns out he was playing along to distract the killer long enough to tell the marksmen on standby where to fire.]]



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* ''CriminalMinds'' does this quite often, but they usually end a lot less happily, as the unsub usually ends up [[spoiler: blowing his own brains out, or ignoring the cop and goes trigger happy, leading to a similar demise.]]

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* ''CriminalMinds'' ''Series/CriminalMinds'' does this quite often, but they usually end a lot less happily, as the unsub usually ends up [[spoiler: blowing his own brains out, or ignoring the cop and goes trigger happy, leading to a similar demise.]]


* ''{{CSI}}''

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* ''{{CSI}}''''Series/{{CSI}}''


* ''{{Series/Luther}}'''s eponymous protagonist did a version of this in Series 2, playing along with the killer's obsession with life as a game. [[spoiler:Turns out he was using this as a pretense to distract the killer long enough to tell the snipers were to fire to take him down.]]

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* ''{{Series/Luther}}'''s eponymous protagonist did a version of this in Series 2, playing along with the killer's obsession with life as a game. [[spoiler:Turns out he was using this as a pretense playing along to distract the killer long enough to tell the snipers were marksmen on standby where to fire to take him down.fire.]]

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* ''{{Series/Luther}}'''s eponymous protagonist did a version of this in Series 2, playing along with the killer's obsession with life as a game. [[spoiler:Turns out he was using this as a pretense to distract the killer long enough to tell the snipers were to fire to take him down.]]

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