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

My best friend was killed almost exactly like TRp Ambrose. We lost two troopers in about a yea and a half like this. Since North Carolina has enacted a law to require motorist to move into the lane not closeest to an emergency vehicle, or if a two lane road to reduce their speed and drive past carefully. It was made a crime to strike an emergency vehicle in an accident and recently they will be making it a felony to injure or kill an emergeny services person in an accident. Every state should enact such legislation. It is just common courtesy to move over!! These deaths are needless and must stop.

Trp B.K. Henline

August 31, 2005

Every moment of every day - I think of you. I miss you constantly. I am so thankful you were a part of my life. I cannot believe it is approaching 3 years - it is all still very surreal. I love you.

August 29, 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.

May 13, 2005

Happy Birthday! Miss you,
De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota!
~your bell


April 30, 2005


I thought about you all day yesterday and today. Happy Birthday friend.
I've been meaning to tell you thanks for directing me to CNBC. Miss you and love you.

Chrissy B


April 30, 2005

Happy Birthday Big Man!

April 29, 2005

xoxoxo Happy Birthday Ambie xoxoxo
I love you my dear friend.. Always in my thoughts and forever in my heart.

Kimberly Rastelli

April 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Rob... Not a day has gone by that I do not think of you. I do not think there will EVER be a day that I don't think of you...

Miss you

April 29, 2005

Happy Birthday Bobby! We love & miss you very much. May God Bless You.
Your Family

April 29, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

April 22, 2005

Know what it's like when your life turns a corner?
Know how it feels when a wish just comes true?
Know how it feels when you're stuck in a rut---then everything's different and new?
Know what it's lik to be there at the moment the clouds open up and sunlight breaks through?
Know how it feels when a lifetime of searching for one certain someone is over?
I do.

I came across this card you gave me today along with some pictures from one of our trips. Funny, I read this and I hear your voice as if it were yesterday. You were always a sentimental man, always expressing your feelings. I still feel your love within me..everyday. I see your smile every night before I close my eyes. You were such a blessing to have in my life.

I pray you hear me and know that you life continues to live on in my heart and forever will!!


April 14, 2005

If I knew it would be the last time
that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute or two
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything right.

There will always be another day
to say our "I love you's",
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do's?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear,

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"please forgive me,"
"thank you" or "it's okay"
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

--Author Unknown

March 17, 2005

1 corintians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends

Trooper Ambrose, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed and never forgotten. May your family and everyone who loves you stay strong in the memories and love you shared with them.

I lost my fiancée, Scott Stewart, in August of 2002. There not a day that goes by without him in my heart and mind. I understand the pain your Brenda must feel from being ripped from you to soon. The support and love from others who know my pain have helped tremendously.

Brenda, if you ever feel the need to reach out to others who know your pain, please contact me and other s/o’s. A search on yah groups will bring you to us. Just enter the below as it is.

Always remember as long as your heart beats Robert will be with you. He’s there everyday in your heart.

Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit


February 17, 2005

To Robert's, Family , Friends & Co-Workers

I am very sorry for your loss , nothing can ever replace someone dear that passes before their time.
I came to know of Robert due to one of his good friends that still works in my Pct today.
I was only one of many that stood outside the church that cold Dec day in Floral Park.
And many we were.
I was not able to attend the NYS FOP Memorial in 2003 for Fallen Officers from our state. I had wanted to pass on my Co-workers regrets at not being able to attend the up coming National Service in D.C.
I went to Police Week in 2003 to Honor all of our Fallen, Brothers and Sisters.
I also went to stand in for my Coworker that could not be there for his Friend.
I brought home the Candle from the candlelight ceremony, the Booklet for Events at the Capitol Ceremony, made an Etching of his name at the Wall after the Laying of the Wreath ceremony, and was able to get a Picture of Robert and 2003 Event Book at the NLEOMF Visitors Center.
Upon arrival home, I presented the above items to my coworker as a Remembrance of a Dear Friend that he had lost and that of a Fallen Brother Officer that I had now come to Embrace.

God Rest His Soul
P.O. Tim Davies
4th Pct, N.C.PD
Sgt. @Arms
FOP Nassau Police Lodge 69

P.O.Tim D.Davies
Nassau County Police Dept. L.I.,N.Y.

January 24, 2005

Even though you have been gone for 2 years, I still think of the last day I ever saw you. You should remember the day at your sisters last performance of the drama club. Even though you didn't recognize me I knew deep down in your heart you really did notice me.

I hope that you get my preyer's all the time when I mention you. Even though you are not with us you still are the angel of my eyes and you get to know my family.

Friend, Kristen Butler

January 18, 2005


Jaime slept with the big bear you gave me on 2/14/01 tonight. She said she misses you and the bear would help her fall alseep. She was 4 yrs old when you passed but she stil remembers you. I know you are watching all of this and you know that we love you still. I can hear you laughing...I know in my heart that your love is with us every second of everyday.

I cannot say goodbye to you and I don't think I ever will..

I'll never forget PA Rob, promise!
I love you Rob..always !


January 16, 2005

Tpr. Ambrose,

Your situation sounds all to familiar. My husband was killed in the same manner almost six months ago. Such senseless acts. Please keep watch over your family, friends and co-workers while they fulfill their obligations here on earth. Rest easy and thank you for your years of service in trying to keep the roadways safe.

Jennifer Aaron, Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aar

January 10, 2005

God holds a special place for those who give their lives in service of others. Rest in His peace, brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 2, 2005

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun
Author Unknown

December 24, 2004

Bobby - I miss you every second of every day. No one ever understood the relationship, the closeness that you and I shared - even when we were no longer together. We shared more than most - and I truly believe that had this not happened - that one day we would have been together again. I will never forget that phone call just before you passed - it meant more to me than you know. I know you still loved me - and I will always love you - are are always in my heart - forever. Despite what others may think or feel, I am honored that I was your wife for a while - just not long enough. You would have loved Dane - he should have been ours. I visited you today - exactly 2 years since you were taken from us. I miss you more than words could ever describe.



December 19, 2004

Trooper Ambrose, you are in our thoughts today, and always. You're sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Although I didn't know you personally, I have met some of your family members. They are really great, and I know they miss you dearly.

Rest in Peace Brother - And know that you are thought of Daily.

Gary LaTour

December 18, 2004

Robert upon your second anniversary in heaven. I know you are still up there protecting the state of New York. Like all Troopers do. I never had the pleasure to meet you, I wish I did. I met your wonderful family though, at "survivor" weekend. My brother was Inv. Richard Snyder. May you rest in peace my friend. And God bless your family. Eddie


December 15, 2004

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.

Its been almost 2 years already 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


December 14, 2004


I think of you everyday and can only pray that you are at peace and can still feel the love within all of our hearts. Please feel our hearts and hear our thoughts...God,keep looking over this precious soul, so loved.

I miss you so much..and I love you ...ALWAYS..xoxoxox

Stay cute my love and strong. You'll always be my "RocK"


October 30, 2004

It pains me to see another brother fallen. To many funerals...I pray your family is at peace..and may the world see your life and your work and all you did was not in truly are a hero and there are people walking around today who are grateful for it...GOD BLESS


October 15, 2004

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