Craig, who attained the rank of sergeant, excelled at all of the duties of the transit force to which he was assigned. He started as a patrolman, became a detective, then a trainer.
"He was able to instill in the recruits and veteran officers to respect the rights of others, to protect themselves at all times, and to be compassionate when necessary," his wife said.
"He was a consummate professional, always well-dressed, and displayed unique investigative abilities."
Craig was born in Philadelphia to the former Florence Epps and the late Alvin Price. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School.
He joined the transit force on Feb. 10, 1982, a time when there was a surge of crime in the subways. He got his share of excitement hunting down perpetrators and contributing his bit to creating a more peaceful atmosphere for rail riders.
As a detective, he was involved with investigating both internal and external wrongdoing.
As a member of the training unit, Craig was instrumental in developing modules for police recruit training, the use of force, and workplace violence training.
"As the sergeant of training, Craig molded and shaped hundreds of recruits," his wife said. "Many officers attributed their personal safety through the years to the lessons they learned from Sgt. Craig Price."
He instructed in the use of firearms, defense tactics, expandable baton techniques, and others. He received a number of certificates of excellence.
Among his notable achievements was creation of a peer group to help officers who had experienced traumatic incidents.
"He was compassionate with his fellow officers and was always ready to lend an ear or helping hand," his wife said.
She said Craig was always positive. "He loved living life, having a good time. He liked people. He liked being around people," she said.
Craig and Denise enjoyed traveling. They flew to Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and to destinations in the U.S.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Saleema Smith and Ebony Price; a sister, Stephanie Williams, and a granddaughter, Kennedy Smith.
Services: A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Donations in his name may be made to the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard, 150 N. Main St., Ambler, Pa., 19002.