I invite everyone to read A sniper in the Tower by Gary Lavergne if you want to learn the facts of that day. Most people don't know that McCoy was at the North side of the tower at 12 noon and could have gone up THEN but didn't end up shooting at Whitman till 1:24pm. What did he do during that time? Martinez was the point man all the way up the stairs and out on the observation deck NOT WITH police officers but with the CIVILIAN Alan Crum backing him up. If the " fire " was on the observation deck, why didn't the others focus on that like Crum and Martinez? Whitman was killing or wounding probably 1 person a minute-Crum and Martinez understood what needed to be done ASAP.and WHAT did the civilian Crum have to tell the officer McCoy as he went out the door AFTER Crum? Folks, with all due respect, the autopsy reveals several "large caliber wounds" ( from a .38?) on Whitman. Martinez seriously wounded him first. The National AND International press wanted to know who was the first to Engage ( remember, up till then, no one knew who was up there), and who was the first to Neutralize him. It wasn't about A BULLET-it was about who got there, didn't mess around, got straight to the top, was point man and the one to stick his head around ALL those corners and get out there and attack that pecker. But most of all its about the civilian Alan Crum-be didn't have to be there AT ALL, he borrowed a rifle from a DPS guy and followed Martinez out on the observation deck not knowing how many snipers were out there. darn! And nothing named for him in this town! HE was the 2nd one out the door-he deserves MORE recognition. Read the book-learn the FACTS about McCoy. That massacre SHOULD have ended ended by 12:30---NOT 1:24 find out why. You'll be aghast.