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    #1

    worked out of = worked in?

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    Officer Figoski — a father of four daughters who has worked out of the 75th Precinct, one of the city’s most crime-ridden, for most of his career — was shot with an illegal semiautomatic weapon, Mr. Bloomberg said. He had recorded over 200 arrests, nearly half of them felony arrests, Mr. Kelly said.

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    Officer Shot and Killed in Brooklyn - NYTimes.com

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    Re: worked out of = worked in?

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    Officer Figoski — a father of four daughters who has worked out of the 75th Precinct, one of the city’s most crime-ridden



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    (1) I believe that you are absolutely correct.

    (2) Many large American cities divide the city into police precincts or jurisdictions.

    (3) If a police officer "works out of X Precinct," it means -- as you said -- that he

    is assigned to that precinct.

    (4) To be exact, it might mean that he works out of ( he is assigned officially and

    physically) to the headquarters building of the X Precinct.

    (a) For example, some people do not go to an office. They work out of their home. (Their home has computers, etc., so that they can do all the business at home.)

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    Re: worked out of = worked in?

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    It means that the officer has been based in the 75th Precinct for most of his career.

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    Re: worked out of = worked in?

    Thank you both.

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