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

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

To Trooper Robert Wayne Ambrose thank you for all you did you were a good Trooper to everyone who know you thak you for keeping the streets safe for me and very one els thak you and god bless and god speed.


September 4, 2006

Uncle Bob,
It is going on 4 years and we still miss you terribly. There is an emptiness in us that can never be refilled... But She helps a lot. We Love You.

Paul, Brittany, & Samantha

July 20, 2006

Dear Tpr. Ambrose - Today as it was my brother's 45th anniversary of his being "Eternally on Watch" in Heaven, I went to DC to the NLEOM to say a prayer and place some flowers in his memory. I also said a prayer and placed flowers near your name too. You and my brother have your names engraved on the memorial in Tarrytown as you both served Troop T. There is not a day that I don't think of my brother without thinking of you too. You will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers because you were the impetus for him to also be recognized and honored. I hope that your two names might be the last on that memorial -- you were both too young and taken much too soon from families that love and miss each of you beyond words.
May you continue to rest in God's eternal reward and peace.

God Bless You for your ultimate sacrifice.
Anita L. Culosi
sister of Tpr. S. J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

Anita L. Culosi

July 6, 2006

I never got a chance to met you Bobby. I have heard so many wonderful things about you. I only wish that I would have met your sister a little bit sooner. I hope I have the approval of you to be with your beautiful sister. I know that I will not met you in this life-time, but I hope in my next life-time we could catch up on lost time. I hope I am making you feel good about taking care of your sister. I will do my very best to take care of her. While you are gone I will do the best I can to help look over your family. My god bless you. I only wish that I could be half the man that you are.


June 1, 2006

Dearest Cousin,
We still constantly think of, and talk about you. I still share stories with Scott of all of us together. I will always remember what an caring brother, and wonderful son you were to your family. Now that I am a mother of two sons, the memories I have of you are even more special. I hope that my sons will be as loving and angelic as you were to all of us. Always in our hearts angel.


May 23, 2006

This is my first reflection. Not that I haven't tried before I just never knew what to write. Its hard to understand why these things happen. I truly believe that I'm here today because you were trying to protect me that night. I think of you everyday, your picture sits above my daughters crib. I think of you as my and her gaurdian angel LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. DAN


May 15, 2006


I Miss you and Love You,

Kimberly Rastelli

April 30, 2006

Happy Birthday in Heaven.... "My Son"


April 29, 2006

Happy Birthday Sunshine =)
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life... every day, to this day. I think about you always, but I am sure you know that =)

Miss you ....


April 29, 2006

I miss you so much big brother! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. People tell me all the time how much I remind them of you and I know they are right because you are such a big part of me. I just wish you were here making us laugh and giving us big bear hugs! I know that now I am 21 we would have been able to hang out more and get even closer and that kills me. We talk about you every day and your memory will never ever die. I love you so much and please keep watching over us as always! We miss you terribly and you will always be our big teddy bear....xoxoxo.

Sister - Christina

April 5, 2006

Almost your birthday - miss you constantly. I wish there was more of a way to tell you how I feel and how much I miss you. Little man is getting so big now - I know you watch over him and I - and I will always feel blessed and thankful for you.

April 4, 2006

To the Family and Friends of Rob,

It has taken me over three years to write this.
I was a good friend of Rob's when we both attended WestConn in Danbury, CT. He lived across the hall from me in our dorm, Litchfield Hall. We knew all the same people, shared all the great stories, and I even still own the paintball rifle Rob sold me right before one of our many outings to the paintball field.
I went to graduate WestConn in 1993, leaving Rob and others behind. It wasn't too long later when I had to get back to Danbury and see everyone, Rob included; going out until 5am the next morning. He wasn't worried about class, but rather me driving home and being ready for work by 7am...But that was Rob, always putting everyone else before himself.
I entered into the US Army in 1997, being stationed with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and still call this unit my home, even after 8 years.
I was here at this post when the Sept. 11 attacks occurred and after the inital shock, I found myself trying to locate Rob. I had always remembered all the stories about Rob wanting to be a cop or with the fire dept. in New York City. Alas, I knew somehow he had survived. It was then my turn to be of service. The 2nd BCT of the 10th Mountain, of which I was a part of, was the first activated Army unit to deploy against the War on Terror, leaving for Afghanistan four weeks after the attacks.
I came home successfully, in Dec. 2002. It was then, that one day shortly after being home, I opened the newspaper and learned of what had happenned to Rob. Like all of us, shock and sudden loss came over me, knowing my friend had left us all.
I am however, reminded of what had happenned shortly after Rob's death. The opening battles against the Ford Company had occurred and all New York State Police Cruisers were being outfitted with a new brace to assist in the defense of the gasoline tanks.
Not even three days after one cruiser from up near Fort Drum was returned and put on the road, it was struck from behind, very similar to Rob's accident. This time, the vehicle did not explode and the Trooper survived.
I still like to think that it was Rob's doing. I can almost hear him say, "Let me be the last. Let it all end with me." Just like Rob, putting everyone else ahead of himself.
May God Bless us all, especially to Rob's Family, friends, and co-workers.

And Rob, I will never forget you. I love ya Bam-Bam....Lar

SGT Laurence F. Bennett
United States Army

February 25, 2006

From this song you gave to me, these words I'll keep in my heart..... forever.................
....Just look around...all of the people that we use to know, are just giving up,they want to let it go, but we're still trying.

So you should know this love we shared was never made to die, I'm just glad we're on this one way street, just you and I. Just you and I......

I'm never gonna say goodbye, because I'm never gonna see you cry.
I swore to you my love would remain, and I'd swear it all over again.

I'm never gonna treat you bad, because I never want to see you sad. I just want to share your joy and your pain. And I'd swear it all over again.

Some people say...that everything has got it's place in time, even the day must give it's way into the night...but I'm not buying..because in your eyes...

I see a love that burns internally and if you see how beautiful you are to know I'm not lying....

I'm sure there's times we'll want to say goodbye, but even if we try... there are something's in this life....that won't be denied...won't be denied!

I play this song from the CD you made me all the time.....I miss you much

You are still my "Rock"....xoxxoxoxox


February 24, 2006

I had not seen Rob in a while, and hearing of his passing brought a tear to my eye. A gentle giant. I remember the good times at "The Garage" A good man who is truly missed.

Det. Phil Schurr

December 31, 2005

Dear Ambie,

When I read this I thought of you and was comforted.. I thought maybe it might bring comfort to your other friends and family members..

Thank you for touching my life in such a special way.. I count it an honor & privledge to call you my dear friend..I love you & miss you..

If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, As much as I love you! And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind; All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye. For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say goodbye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you." Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same way, There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand, and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart... Until we meet again and you know we will...

Kimberly Rastelli

December 21, 2005

I can't belive 3 yrs have gone by. :-(
Thanks for keeping it from me the way you did. You always were such a good friend. Miss riding with you, but i know you are always with me on my bike like a guardian angel. Thank you for the gift this year, I know that was you.


December 20, 2005

God needed an angel in Heaven
To stand at the Savior’s feet;
His choice must be the rarest
A lily pure and sweet.
He gazed upon the mighty throng
Then stopped and picked the best,
You were His chosen one
With Jesus you're now at rest.

Bobby.... we love you... we miss you terribly!!

Your Loving Family

December 19, 2005

Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
with tiny light, 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 sounds 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
the 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 19, 2005

I never thought, that morning would be the last morning I would ever wake up to your smiling face, wishing me "good morning". 3 years, and not ONE day goes by without thinking about you, and your (our xoxo) family.

My heart will never truly be whole again -- you will always have a piece, a very large piece.

Sweet dream my teddy bear,

December 19, 2005

Trooper Ambrose,

Thank you for all your hard work and service here on earth. I never got the chance to meet you but I've heard great things about you from Brenda. She is an amazing lady and it's easy to see why you loved her. Even though you've been gone three years Brenda still continues to remember and celebrate your life. Her life was turned upside down the day you were killed as were the lives of countless others. I hope you will continue to watch over her and all those who loved you and give them strength to get through not only this third anniversary but through everyday spent without you. If you bump into my fiance Dennis up there give him a hug for me and tell him he is forever missed and loved.


It was a pleasure speaking with you. I look forward to getting to know you better. I have read through the reflections you've left Robert and your love and devotion to him is apparent. You were so blessed to have had a love some people search their entire lives for. I hope you will find a way to use the love you two shared as strength to move forward in life. Know that I'll be thinking of you and if you need anything just shout.

Love and hugs from Winnipeg,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 18, 2005

I wanted you for and me in the wind.
I never thought there'd come a time
that our story would ever end.

It's hard to understand, But I guess I'll have to try...
for all the joy we shared,
All that time we had to spend.

Now if I had one wish...

I'd want forever back again.
To look into your eyes,
And hold you when you cry.

It's not easy ...
To say goodbye.

I can remember all those great times we had...
There were so many memories, some good some bad...:}
Yes, and through it all...
Those memories will last

There's peace in where you are,
May be all I need to know.

And if I listen to my heart
I'll hear your laughter once more.
And so I got to say,
I'm just glad you came my way.

It's not easy to say

Bren..xoxo. In my heart... FOREVER


December 18, 2005

Bobby we missed you so much at Paul and Brittany's wedding. We had a great time but it really hits hard that you are gone when all of our family is together celebrating and you aren't...I know you were there in spirit but it hurts so much. I miss you every single day and I wish that I could have danced with you and you could have been by Paulie's side. I always feel you around me though and it is a comfort to know that I have an angel with me always. I love you Bobby. We miss you terribly.
Love, Stina

Sister - Christina Ambrose

October 5, 2005


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 by 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-

September 25, 2005

Just thinking of you my love......miss you.


your honey bunny.

September 17, 2005

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