Houston McCoy

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: retired police officer who helped to stop Charles Whitman's 1966 sniper rampage from atop the University of Texas tower as he fired two blasts from his shotgun to bring down the spree shooter who killed 16 people during nearly two hours of terror on the UT campus in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

 

Born: 1940

 

Died: December 27, 2012

 

Location: Menard, Texas