When did people start holding flashlights in an underhand grip?

When I was a kid everyone held flashlights with the bright end closer to your thumb and forefinger, pointing forward at about chest level. Now everyone holds them up above their shoulder with the bright end closer to the pinky finger of the fist. When did the way to hold flashlights change and why? Do people do it... show more When I was a kid everyone held flashlights with the bright end closer to your thumb and forefinger, pointing forward at about chest level. Now everyone holds them up above their shoulder with the bright end closer to the pinky finger of the fist.

When did the way to hold flashlights change and why? Do people do it because they see cops on TV holding flashlights like this and they think it's cool? Why do cops do it?
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