Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Robert Wayne Ambrose

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 19, 2002

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Reflections for Trooper Robert Wayne Ambrose

Hi Bobby....since it's so close to your birthday I was just thinking of you and your very dear family......I seem to have passed by your barracks a lot these past couple years. The week before Christmas every year I think of you and pray for your family as that December day was so chilling a day for all who ever knew you. I am so sorry your life here was so shortened & your family had to lose u over something that could have and should have been avoided...... but, without a doubt, I know u r smiling down and watching over us all and are happy in Heaven. God Bless your family always! (((~*Remembering mudpies in your "side" yard...;-))))

Terri
Friend from childhood

April 26, 2007

Hi Bobby....since it's so close to your birthday I was just thinking of you and your very dear family......I seem to have passed by your barracks a lot these past couple years. The week before Christmas every year I think of you and pray for your family as that December day was so chilling a day for all who ever knew you. I am so sorry your life here was so shortened & your family had to lose u over something that could have and should have been avoided...... but, without a doubt, I know u r smiling down and watching over us all and are happy in Heaven. God Bless your family always! (((~*Remembering mudpies in your "side" yard...;-))))

Terri
Friend from childhood

April 26, 2007

Ive come across this memorial by accident,on the internet
my name is Robert george Ambrose,from sydney australia,i am only a couple of years younger than trooper Ambrose and share similar intrests especialy motorcycles,
perhaps we are related as my family originaly came from Irlend
and would have decendents in America too.
Its so sad to lose such a fine young man,
i hope his family is comforted by the memory they had with
him while he was here,and that memory never fades
Rob george AMBROSE

Robert george AMBROSE

March 5, 2007

I am a police officer in England, around the same age of Robert. I was browsing the internet and came across this site. I would like to pass on my condolences to Roberts friends and family.

Constable Gary Frost
Herts Police ENGLAND

March 2, 2007

Hi Bobby,
Today is my 22nd birthday...and I've gotten so many calls and messages and felt so much love on this day. But there is a part of me that feels so empty...and i know its because you aren't here. Each birthday gets harder and harder without you. I love you and miss you more than ever. My one birthday wish is for you to be here and I know that can't be. I feel you around me but I just want to see you and for you to give me a big bear hug and say "happy birthday stina...my lil kitten in getting old." God bless you and please continue to watch over our family. We miss you more than words can say.
Love always,
Stina
xoxoxoxoxo

Christina
Sister

February 16, 2007

I came across your memorial site that your family made in your honor and went through all the photographs. I know how hard it is for your parents and loved ones to attend all the memorials, but we all do it in honor of our fallen loved ones. It is a way to keep your memory alive, not only in our own hearts, but for everyone else to know you. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 13, 2007

Bobby,
I absolutely love the idea that Kim Rastelli had about making Dec 19th a day of love and caring and to use this day in your honor to reach out to others in need. I know that is what you would want people to do. I will be doing this also and if anyone else wants to join me on that day, please come along. I will be feeding the homeless, bringing food to the animal shelters (which I know you would love), providing a toy for a tot or whatever else I can think of that will be helpful to others on that day. I hope we can all do this to show Bob how much he meant to us and how much he has taught us to love.
You are so missed!!!!
Jennifer

Jennifer Schimmel
Cousin

February 1, 2007

I heard a song the other day and it really made me think of you and made me cry but also smile....I love you so muchh and miss you terribly! I think about you every day and always will...I feel you around me now more than ever! You're me angel forever<3
Here are some of the lyrics from the song:

"I'm already there,
Take a look around.
I'm the sunshine in your hair,
I'm the shadow on the ground.
I'm the whisper in the wind,
I'm your imaginary friend.
And I know that I'm in your prayers,
I'm already there.
I'm already there,
Don't make a sound.
I'm the beat in your heart
I'm the moonlight shining down
I'm the whisper in the wind
And I’ll be there to the end
Can you feel the love that we share?
I'm already there.
I'm already there,
Take a look around.
I'm the sunshine in your hair,
I'm the shadow on the ground.
I'm the whisper in the wind,
And I’ll be there to the end.
Can you feel the love that we share?
I'm already there.
I'm already there.
We may be a thousand miles apart,
But I’ll be with you wherever you are."

Christina
Sister

January 5, 2007

Since I went to see you last week, I've been thinking about you so much. Espcecially over the holidays.
I must of opened the photo gallery on this site a million times to see "us". That entire page represents exactly what our life was all about "us" & "family" No one else...
2 things thats held us together and all we said we needed. You are constantly in my thoughts, dreams and in every one of my daily choices. I know you are with me everyday and I still fall asleep to you everynight.

De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota! 12/19
~your bell

Shalynn

December 28, 2006

Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below
with tiny lights like Heaven's Stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so Spectacular please wipe away that tear
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas Songs that people hold so dear
but the sound of music can't compare with the Christmas Choir up here.

I have no words to tell you of the JOY their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the Angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face

I'll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell him of your love so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in Heaven and I’m walking with the King.

December 20, 2006

Bobby.... 4 years and not a day goes by without Dad and I thinking and talking about you. We have such good memories of you and they are what keep up going. The impact this has done to our family is immeasurable and no one is the same. We miss you terribly!! We love you always and forever and we know we will see you again.

WE LOVE YOU BOBBY..... MOM


Mother

December 20, 2006

I can't believe its been 4 years...not a day goes by that I don't think about you and miss you! I love you so much...Christmas time isn't and never will be the same without you...thanks for giving me that sign the other night...I knew it was you right when it happened...please continue to watch over our family, especially Mommy. I always feel you around me...love you my big teddy bear! I know we will be together again one day big brother!<3
Love,
ur kitten
Stina

Christina
Sister

December 19, 2006

Hey there,

I haven't forgotten about you although I missed our anniversary on 10/14, I'm sorry I couldn't get to you. So much has changed and I'm still stuck in the rut of you not being here with me. I put on our video today, closed my eyes and just listened to your voice. Hearing you laugh with us is all I have, and we all miss you so much.

Missing you hurts so much, I miss my love of my life, bestfriend, "us". I still can't believe you are gone.
I miss my "rock".

I will always keep you close to me in my heart forever. Please know that.

Nothing has been the same since you left us............

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Love Always,

Brenda,
Chris, Jaime, Joey

Brenda

December 19, 2006

I love you today, I love you always. Dane misses you!
Laur

December 19, 2006

Bobby,

It's been 4 years since we lost you and not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. May you rest in peace.

John

Sgt John Antonelli
NYSP SP Tarrytown

December 19, 2006

Despite the darkness that surrounds me
I always see a light–
A star, directly above,
Glittering and shining bright.

It reminds me of your smile
Which would always brighten my day.
I can only picture your face
As you live thousands of miles away.

So, every time I need you
I look up to the sky,
Searching for that star
That reminds me of your smile.

When I see that star
I hear you whisper in my ear,
"Remember, I promised you
I’ll always be there."

Then I can smile
Even though we’re far apart,
Because I know you’re here with me
And I’m forever in your heart.

Rob, 4 years and still not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you!

De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota! 12/19
~your bell

Shalynn

December 19, 2006

Thinking of you... Still feels like yesterday.

Kim =)

December 19, 2006

xoxoxo Happy Holidays My Wonderful Friend Ambie xoxoxo

Since our friendship has been one of my most cherished gifts, I wanted to tell you that today In honor of you I am making it a day of love. I will celebrate your life all day long by blessing and reaching out to others who are in need..

I love you and miss you... Send my love to all who are there.. I know your Christmas will be Spectacular, just like you!!

Kimberly Rastelli
Dear Friend

December 19, 2006

THE BROKEN CHAIN

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

--Author Unknown

We love you so much, and miss you! We will never forget you and your love. Please continue to watch over and protect us. Love, Paulie, Brittany & Samantha

December 19, 2006

God Bless you and your family. I read the artical today in
the Journal News.

December 11, 2006

Bob -
You are sorely missed. Your kind heart has touched many.
I think of you always, and remember fondly your FTO training.
My prayers are always with you and your family.
Happy 4th Anniversary in Heaven.

Essie

C/S Essie Rauba
NYSP SP Catskill

December 10, 2006

Bobby, You are sadly missed throughout the Ranks and are in our prays. You are not and will never be forgotten.

Trooper Seamus A. Lyons
NYSP SP Tarrytown

December 8, 2006

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

True friends share a piece
Of passion, pain, and pleasure
that no one else, not even
family can begin to know or treasure.

It's as if a secret room
held their private store,
and every time they met, they could
go through some special door.

It doesn't matter if they see
each other every day,
Or years and years go by before
they come and go away:

The moment that they meet again
it all Is there--the memories of
Fierce loyalty, gratitude and love
That only the two have shared.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
I love you and miss you terribly my dear friend... Always in my thoughts and prayers...

Kimberly Rastelli

November 10, 2006

Bobby,
I was just thinking about you today and wanted to say hi.
I miss you. I hadn't seen you in a while and I feel like we just haven't seen you. Maybe your busy working or something. It's so hard to believe. I miss your enormous smile and jolly laugh. Your father and brother have the same laugh and I think of you everytime I hear them laugh. I remember one of the last times I saw you was on the Southern State Parkway, doing your job. Everytime I travel that way, I think of you. And, of course, also when I see a trooper car. I will never forget you and I know you will greet me with that smile when it is my turn to go to heaven too. I know everyone must love you there too! Keep on looking after my son for me. He has come such a long way and I just know you have something to do with it. He doesn't know how lucky he is to have an angel in heaven. All I can say is thank God for the gift of knowing you. I'm so glad for the wonderful memories that will stay with me forever. You don't realize how much you have touched all our lives.
Love you and miss you!
Jennifer

Jennifer Schimmel
Cousin

October 27, 2006

To the Ambrose Family --

Today I visited the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC as it would have been my brother's seventy-fifth birthday.

I also visited, placed a flower and said a prayer at Panel 29 West 23 on which your son's name is inscribed. Anytime I visit there in the future I will always remember to visit and say a prayer for Tpr. Ambrose.

May he rest in peace and God's blessings on your family.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. S. J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

September 29, 2006

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