Podcast: What Law Enforcement Learned from Texas Tower Shooting

Oct. 4, 2023
A look at Charles Whitman's 1966 University of Texas Tower shooting attack, one of the incidents that prompted the creation of SWAT teams.

In the second episode of Officer.com's six-episode series, retired police Lt. Frank Borelli and Editor Paul Peluso look back at the 1966 attack committed by Charles Whitman at the University of Texas Tower. Often referred to simply as the Texas Tower shooting, it was one of the incidents that prompted the creation of SWAT teams in our country and changed response protocols for patrol officers. 

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About the Author

Joe Vince | Assistant Editor – News

Joining Endeavor Business Media in 2018, Joe was the new editor for Firehouse.com and now serves as the assistant editor of Officer.com. Before starting at Endeavor, Joe had worked for a variety of print and online news outlets, including the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend Tribune, Reddit and Patch.com.
About the Author

Frank Borelli

Lt. Frank Borelli is the Editorial Director for the Officer Media Group. Frank brings 20+ years of writing and editing experience in addition to 40 years of law enforcement operations, administration and training experience to the team.

Frank has had numerous books published which are available on Amazon.comBarnesAndNoble.com, and other major retail outlets.

If you have any comments or questions, you can contact him via email at [email protected].

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