Friday, December 28, 2012

Houston McCoy, R. I. P.

 www.statesman.com: Houston McCoy, the Austin police officer who stopped University of Texas Tower sniper Charles Whitman more than 46 years ago, died early Thursday afternoon in a rest home in his hometown of Menard. He was 72.

2 comments:

  1. Gerard10:04 AM

    I don't know how accurate the Snake Plisskin movie version was, but McCoy and the other officers did a heck of a job getting up there and stopping him.

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  2. Anonymous8:45 PM

    People need to know all the facts. McCoy got the call that day at 11:53 am and was at the bottom of the tower at12:00, and yet he didn't make it to the top of the tower to help shoot Whitman at 1:24pm. What did he do during that 1 hr and 24 mins? Read the book a sniper in the tower by Gary Lavergne to find out.

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