One night, at approximately 0230 hours, I was on the way home from my patrol shift when I observed a bicyclist lose control of his bicycle while going downhill at a high rate of speed. He fell off, hit the pavement head first, and laid there motionless. Due to the time of day and poor lighting, it was hard to see the extent of his injuries while on the phone with 911, so I retrieved the SureFire R1 Lawman from my gear bag and was able to tell the dispatcher that the bicyclist was bleeding from the head and mouth. More importantly, I was able to warn oncoming traffic by strobing the light at them. Even then a vehicle came within 50 feet of running over the downed bicyclist but swerved out of the way just in time.

The bicyclist was still unconscious by the time police and fire arrived, and I was able to assist by illuminating the area while paramedics assessed his injuries and loaded him onto a spine board to transport to a local hospital. I firmly believe that, had it not been for the 750-lumen max output of that SureFire R1 Lawman, the vehicle that came so close to running over the downed bicyclist over would have done just that. Thanks for making such excellent products.

Randy C.
San Dimas, CA

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