AP corrections are more fun than the original stories. In this one, intense editorial oversight and multiple layers of fact checking revealed that revolvers don't use clips.
(This version CORRECTS Corrects to say ammunition clip was from officer's service weapon instead of revolver), reads the appended editorial note.
Sure, it was actually a magazine, but why get pedantic?
Officer Friendly lost his ammo on a previous flight. He either didn't notice or decided to brazen it out to avoid crude locker room cop jokes. "Got your ammo, Sam Spade?"
The air line security biffs, who carefully sweep the jets between flights for dangerous objects, didn't find it either.
Let us hoist a glass to the Only Ones.