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Mural honoring fallen firefighter complete, Rachael Wilson killed during training in 2007

Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 17:55:33-05

BALTIMORE — In Southwest Baltimore, there’s a mural honoring a firefighter who died in the line of duty.

The mural honors Rachael Wilson.

It’s on South Calverton Street in the Booth-Boyd community. Wilson died during a training exercise back in 2007.

Residents in the neighborhood came up with the idea to honor Wilson’s legacy and sacrifice.

"It’s like she was one of my daughters. I didn’t know i would like to have met her. I cried for a month because I didn’t like the way that she passed. That lot got to’s got to be a Rachael Wilson lot." said Booth-Boyd resident Jerlene Boyd.

The mural was designed by artist Justin Nethercutt.

Next June, a playground is scheduled to be installed near the mural in Wilson’s honor.

It will feature a community-designed mosaic.