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Baby names inspired by famous police officers

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Written by Mary Fetzer   

You have the right... to choose a baby name inspired by some of television's greatest police officers off all time. Give your little one a name from the right side of the law.

10 Top male police officers in TV history


They're cool. They're funny. They're as tough as nails. These memorable lawmen have set the bar high for fictional cops to follow:

  • Andy Sipowicz, NYPD Blue
  • Barney Miller, Barney Miller
  • Horatio Caine, CSI: Miami
  • Jimmy McNulty, The Wire
  • Joe Friday, Dragnet
  • Lennie Briscoe, Law & Order
  • Mick Belker, Hill Street Blues
  • Sam McCloud, McCloud
  • Theo Kojak, Kojak
  • Vic Mackey, The Shield

10 Top female police officers in TV history


From Angie Dickinson's "Pepper" in Police Woman to Heather Locklear's Stacy in T.J. Hooker, there are no damsels in distress among this group of powerful women:

  • Anita Van Buren, Law & Order
  • Brenda Leigh Johnson, The Closer
  • Grace Hanadarko, Saving Grace
  • Julie Barnes, The Mod Squad
  • Lilly Rush, Cold Case
  • Mary Shannon, In Plain Sight
  • Olivia Benson, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Samantha Spade, Without a Trace
  • Stacy Sheridan, T.J. Hooker
  • Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson, Police Woman

8 Most famous police teams in TV history


TV has shown us how important it is for a good cop to have a good partner (or a quirky team of partners). Many of these officers have surnames that are just as awesome as their first names.


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