Kevin E. AmbroseSpringfield Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Monday, June 4, 2012
Reflections for Police Officer Kevin E. Ambrose
As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.
To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!
Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01
January 1, 2013
Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.
Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 5, 2012
You begin with the wind
September 18, 2012
Thank you for keeping my many friends in Springfield safe. Officers like you are why we sleep soundly at night, knowing you are out there, keeping us safe, at any cost, even the ultimate sacrifice. It is with a heavy heart I read about what happened to end your watch. My prayers to those who knew you and to your family. You may be gone, but with all the good you did for all of those you protected over the years, Officer Ambrose you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace and thank you again.
Grateful Citizen from Enfield, CT
July 30, 2012
Rest in peace my brother...
Patrolman C. Grantham
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
July 28, 2012
Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.
Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.
Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.
Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.
Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.
We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.
The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.
Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD
July 17, 2012
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"
May God be with everyone
Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX
July 9, 2012
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
U.S. Border Patrol
July 9, 2012
My condolences. May you and your family be eternally blessed.
Ms Patricia J Ross
July 2, 2012
Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.
My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.
Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret., Cincinnati P.D.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
June 27, 2012
REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.
Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
June 25, 2012
Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9
Jack Garcia, Retired FBI Agent
June 24, 2012
You are a hero and may your family rest in the fact they were loved by a true American hero. You did a job so few can do, you did it better than most. Rest in peace, you've been thru hell.
Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs PD
June 22, 2012
R.I.P Brother, you legend of long, comitted service will live on. Thank you for your service.
June 22, 2012
kevin was a friend to all an honest to goodness caring man and giving person with the most infectious grin he was happy to help anyone he could and he did it with bravery, grace and respect. His passing has affected everyone from our youngest children out our most seasoned officers. his sense of humor was his best quality he could make me laugh even on my worst day
the world lost some of its sparkle when you left Kevin it cannot be replaced RIP Kevin you are missed more than words can say
Springfield Mass Police Dept
June 21, 2012
38 years of service ending with honor, courage, and sacrifice. You are respected and held in honor from all who wear the badge. You are a WARRIOR, my dear friend. I offer the highest respects to you for your accomplishments and your final efforts. May God's merciful grace give your family some comfort in this time of grief and may you continue to protect those you love from above. God rest your soul, friend.
Deputy Sheriff E. L. Smith
Coffey County Kansas Sheriff's Office
June 20, 2012
again we are deeply saddened when we see an officer fall in the line of duty again there are alot of mean nasty people in the US but there are those who truly believe in doing what is right there is always the possibility of people regenerating why because people have talked about this concept because the dead are not truly dead but nearly in another dimension ver interesting may god bless
we as men and woman in uniform regret and are deeply saddened when we see a fellow man in uniform fall while in the performance of his or her official
June 19, 2012
The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Kevin Ambrose and the Springfield Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Ambrose, for your service.
National Police Wives Association
June 18, 2012
Rest in peace brother.
Sergeant Paul Schanno
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater
June 16, 2012
Rest Easy Brother!
Michigan State Police
June 16, 2012
Thank you for your 36 years of service to the community. My heart breaks for your family and fellow officers. I will keep them in my prayers.
You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Wife of Stanislaus County Deputy
June 16, 2012
What a warrior you are mr.ambrose. The suspect was a coward and took the cowards path, while you strove into the path of danger every night.
Thank you, sir.
Cpl. R.J. Gauldin
Beckley, WV City Police
June 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family, rest well Officer Ambrose, your sacrifice and dedication will not be forgotten.
Officer Hood and K9 Sherman
Correctional Service of Canada, K9 UNIT Prairie Region
June 15, 2012
36 years of service and still on the beat! That is a testament to your unwaivering dedication to public service and protecting the citizens of this country. My deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to your family during this difficult time. Rest easy sir, you will not be forgotten.
New Jersey State Police
June 15, 2012
Rest easy officer, your work here is done. May the Lord grant you everlasting peace. You will not be forgotten.
Ptlmn. J. Murray (Ret.)
Chicago Police Department
June 14, 2012
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