Houston McCoy to be laid to rest

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

AUSTIN -- Funeral services will be held Thursday for the man credited with taking down the UT tower sniper 46 years ago.

Former Austin police officer Houston McCoy will be buried in his hometown of Menard, about two and a half hours northwest of Austin.

In 1966 McCoy fired two blasts from his shotgun to bring down Charles Whitman.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says he will be in Menard to pay his respects to McCoy's family.

 

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