Friday, December 28, 2012

Houston McCoy, R. I. P. 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.


Gerard said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.