Documents Tagged ‘St.Cecilia School Hostage situation’

Peoria Chief of Police Commends Whittaker

Archive Entry Date: 05/17/1973

Juliette Whittaker was praised for her bravery by the Chief of Police as a hostage negotiator in the line of fire

Whittaker: Young Man of Great Potential

Archive Entry Date: 05/02/1973

Juliette Whittaker remembered gunman (and Black Panther) Melvin Burch as “a very gentle man”

Gunman Slain As Pupil Held Hostage In School

Archive Entry Date: 05/02/1973

In a high-stakes hostage standoff, the gunmen refused negotiations with anyone but Juliette Whittaker