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Pumps Run Dry For Police And Fire Departments

•, Rowena Lugtu-Shaddox
 Stockton police officers and firefighters couldn’t fill up because there was no gasoline in the pumps at their stations. “They’re ready to go to work and they go to fill their cars up. And they can’t do that,” said Det. Mark McLaughlin of the Stockton Police Officers Association, echoing the sentiments of many cops. Police sources had texted FOX40 Monday night with their worries.

“The PD and fire dept. are both out of gas and the gas companies will not service us because we r in BK” one text read.

“… the gas vendor is owed money and will no longer service to us.”

FOX40 contacted Stockton Petroleum on Tuesday afternoon. The owner, Jay McIlrath, confirmed that they ended their contract with Stockton because of the bankruptcy.

The company stressed that it fulfilled its contract with Stockton, and in no way left the city without gas.

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