Police Officer Louis J. Vasger

Police Officer Louis J. Vasger

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1973

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Louis J. Vasger

Police Officer Louis Vasger was shot and killed during a robbery of a local bar.

The subject and an accomplice were shot and killed by other responding officers a short distance away.

Officer Vasger was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for seven and a half years. He was survived by his wife Janice and their three sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 6783
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I can't believe I just found this site. Louis John Vasgar was my father, Frank C Shaw's brother. Lou had one brother and two sisters. Lou was the youngest sibling. My father and his sisters father, Franklin Shaw died when he was 37. Estella Shaw, my grandmother remarried and gave birth to Louis J Vasgar. His father also died at a young age. My father was around 14 and was then the sole provider for his family. Fast forward, both dad and brother were into cars. In fact we are all still in the car repair business today. I am the manager for technical training at Hyundai Motor America. I know Lou and Anthony have a successful repair shop too. To this day I am not sure why Aunt Janice distanced herself and my cousins from us. The loss of my uncle was tough enough for us, only to lose my grandmother 6 weeks later. FYI...My father passed suddenly on September 25, 2014.

John F Shaw

December 29, 2018

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