|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1994|
JOSEPH T. LOUIE, 51, OFFICER ON THE BEAT IN CHINATOWN
Joseph T. Louie, 51, a Philadelphia police officer who spent his entire 21- year career in Chinatown, died suddenly Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Mr. Louie was born in Philadelphia, grew up in West Philadelphia, attended Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School and graduated from St. Thomas More High School. He lived in Northeast Philadelphia.
A Chinese American, Mr. Louie spoke Cantonese but not very well, said his wife, Sau C. "Jenny" Louie. Even so, it helped him when he joined the department in 1973 and was assigned to Chinatown. He had previously worked 10 years for a printing company near 11th and Arch Streets.
Cpl. Raymond Rever said Mr. Louie, who had been walking his beat on day shifts for years, was a calming influence, a low-key officer who took action when he needed to.
"He stayed out of the limelight. He got a lot more done that way," Rever said. And although he was something of a loner, just about everybody in Chinatown knew and liked him, Rever said.
Beside his wife, Mr. Louie is survived by a daughter, Connie, and a brother.
A viewing will be held today at 9 a.m. at the Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, 915 Vine St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
1. Joseph T. Louie in 1984 photo. Edition: FINAL
Copyright (c) 1994 The Philadelphia Inquirer
I remember Officer Louie. He was very nice to us rookies in the Center City District and always willing to help. I was working the day he died. He was struck with a heart attack while on duty. Lt. Schmid had all the footbeats secure the intersections from Chinatown to Jefferson Hospital along 10th Street for the ambulance to rush Officer Louie there.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 28, Range 4, Lot 17, Grave 3
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Jun 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38148591
Thank you Officer Louie for your service.|
Added: Jun. 10, 2009