The iconic cheesesteak shop donated $10,000 to the families of fallen firefighter Joyce Craig and police Officer Robert Wilson.
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A memorial service was held today in Montgomery County to honor fallen officers. A ceremony took place outside the courthouse in Norristown. Among those honored Trooper David Kendra, who was killed in a training exercise last year.
Geno’s may be best known for their cheesesteaks, but today they help the families of fallen Philadelphia heroes. The steak shop handed out two $10,000 checks to the relatives of fire lieutenant Joyce Craig and police sergeant Robert Wilson, both of them were killed on the job. Officer Wilson was gunned down inside a North Philadelphia Gamestop in March. He was there to buy his young son a birthday gift. Fire lieutenant Joyce Craig was the first woman firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia. She was killed last December trapped inside a burning building in West Oak Lane. She’s survived by a 17-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. GENO: Loosing a father or mother can be difficult. I know the feeling. I can only hope the Craig and Wilson family receive the closure that they deserve.
Wilson and Craig’s names were also added to a memorial plaque at Geno’s. It honors all fallen emergency responders.