"Austin facility names heroes of UT rampage"
By Denise Gamino - The Austin American-Statesman - Gamino's article on the policeone.com site begins:
"AUSTIN — The people who risked their lives to stop Charles Whitman's killing marathon from the University of Texas Tower on Aug. 1, 1966, finally are getting permanent recognition for their bravery.
But the new memorial is 12 miles from the UT Tower.
A Travis County building in Oak Hill will be named the Tower Heroes Building today at the unveiling of a black-and-silver metal historical plaque that lists the names of 10 law officers and four civilians who braved Whitman's heavy gunfire to try to end the 96-minute massacre that turned the UT campus and surrounding area into a killing field. ..." READ MORE AT http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/1725086-Austin-facility-names-heroes-of-UT-rampage/