2023 Speaker Series
Between Blade & Bullet
The Mary Steinhauser story
With author Margaret Franz
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Join the VPMA in welcoming Margaret Franz author of "Between Blade & Bullet: the Mary Steinhauser Story"
The story of Mary Steinhauser is told by her sister Margaret Franz in the book "Between Blade and Bullet: The Mary Steinhauser Story". At our next speaker series event, join the VPMA in a discussion with Margaret Franz as she talks about her heroic and courageous sister Mary Steinhauser (1942-1975).
Mary was the only peace officer in the history of penal institutions in Canada to offer up her life in the service of her country. It was during a 1975 prison escape attempt and 41-hour hostage-taking by three desperate inmates at the B.C. Penitentiary in New Westminster, BC, that Mary volunteered to be the principal hostage and lost her life in the process.
Part of the Vancouver Police Museum and Archives Speakers Series, join Margaret for an intimate discussion on the impact of her sister's life and her ultimate sacrifice, and Margaret's experience of writing Between Blade & Bullet. Taking place on Thursday July 27th, we will commence at 6:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 and include admission to the Museum. The event will conclude at 8:00pm.