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** Pratchett also uses it in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' with the prophecy that Carrot fulfills: "Yea, the king will come ... and Protect and Serve the People with his Sword."
** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', the motto on the Vimes family arms (defunct since Old Stoneface killed the last king) is "Protego Et Servio". The Vimeses have been watchmen for a ''long'' time.

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** Pratchett also uses it in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' ''Literature/GuardsGuards'' with the prophecy that Carrot fulfills: "Yea, the king will come ... and Protect and Serve the People with his Sword."
** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', ''Literature/FeetOfClay'', the motto on the Vimes family arms (defunct since Old Stoneface killed the last king) is "Protego Et Servio". The Vimeses have been watchmen for a ''long'' time.

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* The San Angeles cops in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' use it as a sort of short-hand, telling units on the scene to, "Protect-serve."


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* Creator/MarvelComics once produced a ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' T-shirt bearing the slogan, "TO SURF AND PROTECT."
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* Creator/MarvelComics once produced a ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' T-shirt bearing the slogan, "TO SURF AND PROTECT."
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* In ''Film/Transformers2007'', among the first hints that something is amiss is a close-up of Decepticon Barricade's motto when he's disguised as a cop, which reads, "To Punish And Enslave."

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* In ''Film/Transformers2007'', among the first hints that something is amiss is a close-up of Decepticon Barricade's motto when he's disguised as a cop, which reads, "To Punish And Enslave."


-> ''Die Polizei - Dein Freund und Helfer![[note]]The Police - Your Friend And Helper[[/note]]''

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-> ''Die Polizei - Dein Freund und Helfer![[note]]The Helfer! [[note]]The Police - Your Friend And Helper[[/note]]''


--> Die Polizei - Dein Freund und Helfer![[note]]The Police - Your Friend And Helper[[/note]]
-> '''[[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Germany's traditional police motto]]''', a rare non-English variant.

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--> Die -> ''Die Polizei - Dein Freund und Helfer![[note]]The Police - Your Friend And Helper[[/note]]
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Helper[[/note]]''
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'''[[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Germany's traditional police motto]]''', a rare non-English variant.

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--> Die Polizei - Dein Freund und Helfer![[note]]The Police - Your Friend And Helper[[/note]]
-> '''[[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Germany's traditional police motto]]''', a rare non-English variant.


* In the low-budget sci-fi movie ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'', the motto of the robotic law-enforcement project is "To Judge and Execute." Guess [[CrushKillDestroy what happens to the prototype?]]

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* In the low-budget sci-fi movie ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'', the motto of the robotic law-enforcement project is "To Judge and Execute." Guess [[CrushKillDestroy [[UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway what happens to the prototype?]]


* ''ReBoot'': "My format: Guardian - To mend and defend."

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* ''ReBoot'': ''{{WesternAnimation/ReBoot}}'': "My format: Guardian - To mend and defend."



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* In ''Film/TheGumballRally'', the fake cop team loses the race when they [[DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp stop to help a pregnant woman]] who's stalled on an L.A. freeway and going into labor.\\
'''Kandinsky:''' Oh, no. Avila, no way. I don't wanna hear it, Avila.

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* In ''Film/TheGumballRally'', the fake cop team loses the race when they [[DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp stop to help a pregnant woman]] who's stalled on an L.A. freeway and going into labor.\\
'''Kandinsky:'''
labor.
-->'''Kandinsky:'''
Oh, no. Avila, no way. I don't wanna hear it, Avila.


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* In the Michael Bay ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film, the Decepticon Barricade has a police car mode with the phrase "To punish and enslave."
* In ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'', Barricade retains this motto while also gaining an alternate "Keep calm and hail Megatron."

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In the Michael Bay ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film, the Decepticon Barricade has a police car mode with the phrase "To punish and enslave."
* ** In ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'', Barricade retains this motto while also gaining an alternate "Keep calm and hail Megatron."





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The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "To Protect and to Serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most {{Police Procedural}}s and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.

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The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "To Protect and to Serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most {{Police Procedural}}s and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], {{Cop Show}}s, it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.






-->'''Bob Morton:''' What are your Prime Directives?
-->'''[=RoboCop=]:''' Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.
* In ''Film/TheGumballRally'', the fake cop team loses the race when they [[DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp stop to help a pregnant woman]] who's stalled on an L.A. freeway and going into labor.
--> '''Kandinsky:''' Oh, no. Avila, no way. I don't wanna hear it, Avila.

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-->'''Bob Morton:''' What are your Prime Directives?
-->'''[=RoboCop=]:'''
Directives?\\
'''[=RoboCop=]:'''
Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.
* In ''Film/TheGumballRally'', the fake cop team loses the race when they [[DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp stop to help a pregnant woman]] who's stalled on an L.A. freeway and going into labor.
-->
labor.\\
'''Kandinsky:''' Oh, no. Avila, no way. I don't wanna hear it, Avila.


The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "to protect and to serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most {{Police Procedural}}s and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.

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The Los Angeles Police Department's famous motto, "to protect "To Protect and to serve" Serve" (coined in 1955), has been adopted by many other police departments across the English-speaking world, sometimes in its alternate form "to serve and protect." It's been adopted by so many police departments, in fact, that it's practically a StockPhrase in the English-speaking world. Unsurprisingly, it shows up a lot in fiction as well. Played straight in most {{Police Procedural}}s and [[CopShow Cop Shows]], it's routinely subverted, lampshaded, and/or otherwise played with in other media.

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