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Police Officer Louis J. Vasger

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Louis J. Vasger

J lived next door to Lou & his family on Granite St in Philadelphia. I played with his oldest son all the time & i remember his wife Janice. Her & my mom were good friends. I just remember my mom getting dressed to go to the funeral & how sad she was. I would love to hear from any of the Vasgar family, to just catch up & say hi.

Friend Andy Druding
None

August 8, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

April 13, 2015

Yes, My name is Michael James Vasger. My father, "Charles Vasger", was Louis Vasger's cousin. I do remember when my father was leaving the house to go to Lou's funeral. I had asked my Mother, "Janice (Clouden) Vasger", where my Father was going that night. My mother then told me the story, and these exact words: Daddy's cousin was a Philadelphia Police officer, He was killed when he tryied to stop a robbery"! So when i saw that there were more "Name sake's", I was thankful that i, myself, was'nt the last to carry the "Vasger Name" !! I would l9ike nothing more than to get to know this part of My family !

Michael James Vasger, Son to Charles Vas
Family

January 25, 2014

Richard ... My father Faust Capobianco was in the 24th He was In k-9 24K1 he OFTEN speaks of your father , He was on the Job for many years @ 30 ... However He was on During the Height of the war with the Black panthers He Graduated the academy in 1969 He speaks of your father Von Collen, Ramp, Kelly, Mcentee ,and Faulkner Boyle and Gleason Often , I know for sure He suffers In some small way He was almost always One of the first on scene because he was in K9 ...Rest easy knowing your father made a mark on many people esc my dad ,.,Email me anytime friend .. [email protected]

Christopher Capobianco p/o #1434
Phila Police

January 14, 2014

I am the son of Louis J.Vasger. I am Richard his middle son.
My two brothers oldest is Louis and youngest is Anthony.
we are all alive and doing well. I Richard have left the philadelphia area in 2004. i now reside on the gulf coast of florida. near port charlotte.

GOD BLESS YOU DAD MAY YOU REST IN PEACE THANK YOU
FOR LIFE. I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU.

son of louis j vasger
middle son

January 10, 2013

I was at Kane's Bar w/a date the night Officer Vasger was killed. It is a moment I will never forget. They have a plaque I am told that marks the spot. I want to visit and say a prayer to find some closure. I am sure his sons are in their forties now and hope they continue to honor his life

I am glad I got the chance to do this

Robert J. Phillips-Document Examiner, Audubon, New Jersey

September 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my hear'ts embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2012

Lou, Dan Haney and I worked the detail at 29th and Takser. Lou was my friend. I have never forgotten the good times we had.He as always there when the going got tough.

Sgt.590

Sergeant John Buonomo
retired

September 8, 2010

Too many years have passed since the day my Father & Mother told me what happen to Lou. I was 14 at the time. At that time it was the sadest day of my life. Lou, his Wife and 3 kids would come up state with us to our mountain retreat and have a GREAT time. Lou was one of the greatest guys I knew, and to this day I always think of him. The last 1 1/2 that the other offices from the 35th where killed just kept bringing back all the memories I have of him.
Lou, I will never forget you...

Dan Haney IV
My Father was his Partner & Friend

July 25, 2009

I am the Daughter in-law of Louis Vasger and the mother of 3 of his grandchildren. I am trying to locate any of his family members. Biological family members such as brother or sister. I anyone may know of a living biological relative please post any information. My son has been diagnosed with a nuerological disorder and looking for information regarding his grandfather Louis Vasger. Thank You

W. Vasger
Daughter in-law

March 3, 2009

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 13, 2008

Thankyou OFFICER VASGER for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero to us all and will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

February 19, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

LOUIE AND I WERE FRIENDS WHEN WE WERE TEANAGERS.LOU AND I USED TO EAT OVER EACH OTHERS HOUSES,STAY OVER NIGHT AND JUST HANG OUT.THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO,BUT I STILL THINK HIM OF OFTEN.MY WIFE EVEN WENT OUT WITH LOUIE FOR A SHORT WHILE.------LOU, WE JUST WENT TO GARY SKERSKI'S FUNERAL ANOTHER OFFICER AND FRIEND WHO WAS KILLED ON 5-8-06 IN ALMOST THE SAME WAY YOU WERE,ANSWERING A ROBBERY IN PROGESS AT A BAR, AND A LOW LIFE SHOT AND KILLED HIM. LIKE YOU HE NEVER HAD A CHANCE! I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW WE STILL KEEP YOU IN OUR HEARTS. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOUR BUDDY TOM.

TOM & EILEEN
FRIENDS

May 14, 2006

God bless, We have not forgotten our fallen brothers.

Police Officer
X-Philly / Pentagon Police Dept

April 16, 2006

P/O Vasger, you are not forgotten.

P/O
Philadelphia PD

April 14, 2006

OFFICER VASGER, YOU PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR YOUR TIME OF SERVICE AND DEDICATION. FOR THAT, YOUR FAMILY IS BLESSED. THANK-YOU SIR.

DISPATCHER9520
SAUK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT

December 13, 2005

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