On August 1, 1966, Ramiro “Ray” Martinez was one of two Austin police officers to shoot and kill University of Texas Tower sniper Charles Whitman and put his killing spree to an end. Here, Martinez shares his reflections on the Tower incident and its aftermath. Martinez, who now lives […]
Ever heard of CLEAT? In 1966, neither had Ramiro Martinez nor Houston McCoy – because it didn’t exist.
Oftentimes when we hear the expression, “That’s a thing of the past,” the connotation attached to the “thing” in question is not particularly positive.
But I’d wager that when it comes to CLEAT […]
Officer-involved shootings in America are, sadly, a staple of our regular news cycle. But in addition to the considerable trauma inflicted upon the public’s psyche when things of this nature occur, what about that of the involved officer or officers? How are they, who serve as first-hand witnesses to […]