The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced yesterday, it has run out of ammunition. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly lamented on this sad development last night during a Police Commendation ceremony that took place at the Kalua Cabaret, in Queens, a popular Police hang-out.
An impromptu press briefing by the commissioner stressed the need for the State Department to intervene by granting the NYPD with the immediate transfer of unused ammunition currently stock piled in Iraq.
Commenting on this crisis, recently transferred San Francisco Police Department Captain Harry Callahan stressed the predicament the NYPD is in, 'we are resorting to recycling ammunition from confiscated weapons ... I mean it has come to that, and this does not make my day'.
FBI data shows NYPD as the highest ammunition users. On an average, one NYPD officer has to shoot 1,000 rounds per day. With a 37,000 strong Police force, the NYPD needs at least 37 million bullets per day.
Just last week, one NYPD officer ran out of ammunition whilst in action, when attempting to negotiate with a pedestrian who refused to walk; the officer pumped only 31 rounds in him.