Released: October 3, 2023
The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office joined Chester City elected officials, community members, and members of the Chester City Fire Department to participate in the unveiling of a mural honoring Donye Price, the city’s first Black female firefighter.
Located in Chester Park and painted by Chester artist, Eddie “E Gram” Graham, the mural, commissioned by the Chester Partnership for Safe Neighborhoods, is intended to serve as a celebration of Ms. Price’s accomplishment, as well as an inspiration to City residents.
“I was inspired by Donye Price,” E Gram said. “A lot of people say what they wanted to be growing up but I never heard any girls say they wanted to be firefighters. So, I thought that was really dope and an inspiration for the younger generation.”
“We believe that addressing gun violence can best be achieved by a combination of traditional law enforcement strategies and community building efforts,” said District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer. “Our office is committed to this work, and our efforts have dramatically reduced homicides in the City. In addition to reducing crime, we want to make the City a more beautiful, inspiring place to live for its residents.”
“I am overwhelmingly honored,” said the 38-year-old Price, who joined the Department in 2015. “Me being able to reach the community and have an impact on the community the way that I can … is what I love about being a firefighter. To serve the people, you have to be able to relate to and care about the people and I’m able to do that and perform my job to a higher degree because of that.”