Fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig honored in Lawncrest

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Fallen Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig honored. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on June 10, 2017. (WPVI)

It was an emotional ceremony held Saturday for a fallen Philadelphia firefighter in the city's Lawncrest section.

The fire department honored Joyce Craig with the dedication of a new mural.

The mural now graces the side of the Lawncrest Free Library Branch - not far from where Craig was stationed.

The mural is designed to honor her life, legacy, and sacrifice.

Top city officials, along with colleagues and friends attended the ceremony.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said, "I didn't know Joyce myself, but after Joyce's passing, I asked a firefighter, 'I said was she that good? He went, she was that good and she was even better.'"

Joyce Craig was killed in December of 2014 during a house fire in West Oak Lane.

She left behind a 19-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.
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