detachment of police

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He said a detachment of police officers were sent to the hospital to take care of the bodies.
He wrote: "A detachment of police confronted this army of earnest schoolchildren and, without warning, opened fire, killing 13-year-old Hector Pieterson and many others.
Superintendent Thomas and a detachment of police, however, kept these gentlemen moving before they had time to do much.
The train has apartments for the royal household; a dining car, and separate carriages each for both the domestic staff and a detachment of police.