I try to memorise this argument in case I meet a gendarme during my subsequent meandering around the lanes.
Another car bomb exploded near a gendarme patrol, leaving 6 policemen dead and 45 persons wounded.
The gendarme shouted in French, ‘Drop your weapons!’
he was hauled off by a gendarme to the police station
We wouldn't have been surprised to get a visit from the local gendarme about suspicious behaviour in the area.
The men were interned after barely escaping a full-dress skirmish with the local gendarmes .
Surprisingly, Prussia had the fewest gendarmes per head of population of any German state in 1848: in that year Berlin had only 120 gendarmes and 40 city police for a population of 400,000.
Similar media gendarmes are on patrol over the airwaves.
There were three gendarmes in plain clothes, a little pumped up with the adrenaline of the occasion.
Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes , soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.