Trooper Robert Wayne Ambrose

Trooper Robert Wayne Ambrose

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 19, 2002

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Robert Wayne Ambrose

Trooper Robert Ambrose was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck from behind by another vehicle on the shoulder of I-87 in Yonkers at approximately 8:35 pm.

Trooper Ambrose was writing an accident report for a minor accident when the driver of a vehicle attempted to switch lanes, struck another vehicle, and then veered onto the shoulder and struck the rear of Trooper Ambrose's Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle burst into flames, and both Trooper Ambrose and the driver of the vehicle that struck him, who was driving on a suspended license, were killed. The fire was so intense that the rounds in Trooper Ambrose's service weapon began to discharge.

Trooper Ambrose had served with the New York State Police for five years and was assigned to Troop T in Tarrytown. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and a sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 198

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Ambrose,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 19, 2022

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