Martínez was a young officer with the Austin Police Department in August 1966 when he, another officer and a civilian made their way to the observation deck of the University Texas Tower and ended the carnage by infamous sniper Charles J. Whitman. Martínez continued his career in law enforcement and became a Texas Ranger. After retiring from the Rangers, he served as a Comal County justice of the peace. He now lives in New Braunfels.
Thursday, November 16th, 2017