Hurricane Sandy was devastating my neighborhood, and it was time to obey the warnings and leave. High winds and pounding rain made it very dangerous for everyone, and fireman and police officers were mostly using flares at intersections because of power outages and their flashlights dying in the downpour. I gave my two SureFire E1B (now EB1) Backup® flashlights and a 12 pack of SureFire batteries to two officers helping cars get past some downed, sparking power wires. They wanted to pay me for them, but I, of course, refused and told them to stay safe. I was leaving the area for safety, but the police had to stay and keep things safe. I knew there was no way those lights would fail them, not even in a hurricane.
East Syracuse, NY