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

Not a day passes that I do not think of you .... There will forever be a place in my heart for you.

xoxo

October 14, 2004

"If I knew"


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
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 just right.

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

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,
and 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.


..If only we had one more day...I LOVE YOU Rob..always and forever...





June 27, 2004

I can't help missing you so much, life is not the same since you've been gone. I miss your smile, your laugh, your love and your bright light. Why did this happen to you??? I'm sorry for all the things I didn't say and and all the things I did say...we should have had more time...it's not fair...I'm sorry you are not here anymore because no matter what had happend, YOU were the one who never left..YOU were always there...always worried about me!!! You were my best friend in whole world and no one...NO ONE is EVER going to replace you...EVER!

My sweet, sweet Robbie, I love you and miss you and only wish to see you again...it hurts so much to not see you anymore. Come visit me sometime ok? It's been awhile....

June 22, 2004

Was thinking of you today brother. Go well.

P.O. Matt
Suffolk P.D.

June 12, 2004

Know what it's like when yor life turns a corner?
Know how it feels when a wish just comes true?
Know how it feels when you're stuck in some rut-
then suddenly everything's different and new?
Know what it's like 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.

Thank you Rob.

May 31, 2004

'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.
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.

Yo B. still having a hard time without you around. Its been almost a year and a half, but does not get any easier. The only comfort is that I know we WILL meet again on the other side. Until then, keep checking in on us and giving us little signs that your still with us. They help a lot. Me and Stina are proud to have had you as our big brother, and my best friend.
Miss You Bro.

Paul Ambrose

May 25, 2004

"WHO CAN SAY FOR CERTAIN, MAYBE YOU'RE STILL HERE? I FEEL YOU ALL AROUND ME, YOU'RE MEMORY'S SO CLEAR.

DEEP IN THE STILLNESS I CAN HEAR YOU SPEAK, YOU'RE STILL AN INSPIRATION, CAN IT BE....

THAT YOU ARE MY FOREVER LOVE AND YOU ARE WATCHING OVER ME FROM UP ABOVE....

ARE YOU GENTLY SLEEPING HERE INSIDE MY DREAMS? AND ISN'T FAITH BELIEVING ALL POWER CAN BE SEEN?

AS MY HEART HOLDS YOU JUST ONE BEAT AWAY, I CHERISH ALL YOU GAVE ME EVERYDAY....

CAUSE YOU ARE MY FOREVER LOVE, WATCHING OVER ME FROM UP ABOVE.

AND I BELIEVE THAT ANGELS BREATHE AND LOVE WILL LIVE ON AND NEVER LEAVE..

FLY ME UP TO WHERE YOU ARE BEHOND THE DISTANT STAR, I WISH UPON TONIGHT TO SEE YOU SMILE, IF ONLY FOR AWHILE TO KNOW YOU'RE THERE..........

A BREATHE AWAY'S NOT FAR TO WHERE YOU'RE ARE.....

May 23, 2004

A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER
O,gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me.As I begin my tour of duty ,I ask your protection from all mental ,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted.Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence.Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely,after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.
AMEN

May 16, 2004

Sweetheart,

Once again I was about to cry, and then I looked at this desk you had put together for us...IT'S FALLING APART...It just made me laugh because I remember when I watched you put it together....ok, lets admit you were not very good at this sort of thing..Hey it held up for over 2yrs now...YOU"D BE PROUD!

I pray for you all the time. I pray for your family. WE WILL BE WITH YOU AGAIN..I KNOW IT

Keep on making us LAUGH...we love you!!!

B

May 16, 2004

The Policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining 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 shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Cause those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep,
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears.
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've never expected or had too much.
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod.
As the officer waited quietly for the answer 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 13, 2004

To My Dear Ambie,
It took me a long time to be able to come on this website. I am praying that by maybe writing something to you my heartache will be a little lighter...I keep thinking maybe I will wake up and somehow this will all be a dream....Amb it's just to much for me you have to help me, and I know you will. You always do......
I was walking around the track at Memorial the other night and I was thinking back on all the things we use to do at that school...Thank God for memories..... We had so many good times and so many good laughs....You and I were always up to something!!!!
Ambie-I am so thankful that God chose our paths to cross in life. Our bond is such a gift and I am so grateful we always expressed our love for each other. You have been a hero to me since we were fourteen. We always said we were so lucky to have each other to share our dreams, hopes, disappointments and darkest secrets with. Thank you for always loving me unconditionally. Your fiendship was one of the greatest gifts I was given in this life. I love you so much, and I know when my day comes to leave this world you will be waiting for me...I know you will have a ton of stories for me and I will have a ton for you, and we will carry on like to nuts as usually!!!!! You will always be apart of me forever, and I will never have another Ambie in my life, because NO ONE could ever fill your shoes.... I miss you so much my heart hurts. I won't forget the promises that I made to you and I will always do what you asked. By the way, Christina turned out just like we hoped she would huh...Amb-when I look at her I see so much of you it's unbelieveable...and Paulie..we use to worry about him alot..(lol)..he turned out to be some man...just like his brother..... I know you will continue to look out and take care of them....Come and visit me again if you can. I'll be waiting....

XOXOX Happy Birthday My Dear Friend OXOXO

I love you & miss you,
Kimberly Rastelli

Kimberly Rastelli

April 23, 2004

I was thinking about you again today, Bobby. Words can't express how much the family misses you. Just know that the tears we shed, even to this day, are of the joyous memories we have of you.

Your cousin,
Joanna

April 16, 2004

Dear Evelyn, Wayne, Paulie, and Christina,

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your son and brother Bobby. I pray that you will find some comfort in knowing how much he was loved by everyone. I know that he is in God's loving care and he is with you all the time. You see, God needed another Angel in Heaven to help Him with His work. Trust that Bobby was received into Heaven with open arms. I believe Bobby is happy.

Delia Gonzalez...Lucy's sister

Delia Gonzalez ( Lucy's sister )

March 5, 2004

Saying goodbye is never easy
It's the hardest thing to do
But what hurts even more
Is not the chance to say it to you.

Yesterday is just a memory
Our laughter was sunny and bright
Then clouds started to gather
For you were no where in sight.

You were my only real love
And this I will never forget
How you left without a warning
No good-byes, my only regret.

Wherever I may be now
Never finding another so true
To place my world of emotion
Handing my love to someone like you.

If ever again I must go there
And experience all the pain
I would do it in a minute
For all the good I would gain.

No matter what my wrongs
You offered only your love
Until the day you left me
For your new home up above.

I know you still are with me
Your love is within my heart
Though life is no longer present
Our souls will never part.

This is given to you in honor
Of all that we did share
I just wanted you to know, Rob,
How much I really did care.

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

Shalynn

March 1, 2004

"Your smile, white moon in the dark sky,
Laughter was the sweetest sounds, I can't deny;
I stop and think, it does not seem to be true,
These pictures and memories, all I have of you;
The ending came and it came all too soon,
Neverending thoughts of you every morning & noon;
Others say they see you when they look at me,
I look in the mirror, you're all I want to see in me;
The power of your love and our bond help to make it through,
Conversations are endless of memories about you;
Missing you so much, it takes my breath away,
But I do feel you with me each and every day.
Although you are no longer here in sight,
My brother, my angel...to me, your heart and smile will always shine bright."

I love you Bobby and miss you very much.
xoxoxoxo

Sister - Stina

March 1, 2004

I have reviewed the Memorial Page to Honor Robert and I know he was blessed with a wonderful family and many Friends. I too was a police Officer and know the pain when
an Officer is Killed in the line of duty. Its cleary evident that Robert was a good Officer dedicated to his duties and he loved his job. Our Country needs such Officers and his death is a great loss not only to law Enforcement but also to our society. My name is Robert Ambrose I am a Superior Court Judge in San Jose, California. May Robert Rest In Peace

Superior Court Judge Robert Ambrose
State of California

February 21, 2004

THE ONLY THING THAT EVER MATTERED
IS THE ONLY DREAM THAT EVER CAME TRUE...

I WAS LOVED IN THIS LIFE BY YOU!

February 20, 2004

Every joke I hear, I see you laughing, every tear I cry, you're smile forgives them, every step I take, you are beside me, every breath I take, I breath your strength, everytime I fall, you lift me up, everytime I pray, you arms embrase me.......miss you still...God Bless you Rob.........

Love you always and forever(never forget you)

Love,
me

Brenda

January 22, 2004

Bob, I was a part in sending you to St. Michael. I'm a sledder from Suffolk Police. I watched as your family and friends grieved. I wanted desperately to comfort them, but I could not. For I am a mere mortal. My heart hurt for you, and they. You are not a mere mortal. Watch over those who grieve, give them strength. You are an Angel

PO De Coteau
SCPD

January 16, 2004

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I Love You dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

January 14, 2004

Your passing extends to all of us in the emergency response field. No matter what color our uniform.
May God watch over you and be by your side forever.

Rest in eternal peace, dear brother.

Firefighter Anthony P. Gonzalez
Vista Fire Department, Vista Fire District #1 Vista, NY

December 30, 2003

Can't help but constantly think of you especially at this time of year. Miss you buddy.

Chrissy

December 27, 2003

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud on the horizon,
Just where the sea and sky come to mingle with one another.
Then someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."
“Gone where?”
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side,
And she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at that moment when someone at my side says,
"There she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming,
And other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
"Here she comes!"

And that is dying.


You're always be a part of my life Bob, no matter where you are.

Anonymous

December 22, 2003

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire lifetime to forget them.....
De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota! 12/19
~your bell

Shalynn

December 13, 2003

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness;
Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and
He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human,
they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street and
you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

December 12, 2003

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