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 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 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're coming here to me.

December 12, 2003

It has almost been a year and I can tell that my family and yours have not gotten over the fact that you are gone. The last thing I remember that we did together was when we saw eachother at your sisters last day of the Drama Production. You did not remember me so Paulie told you and once you remembered me you huged me and picked me up. That was the best time I had with you for a really long time.
I LOVE YOU and will always Miss You.


Kristen Butler

December 10, 2003

I did not know Robert personally, but I do know your loss and I am truly sorry for your loss. Robert made the ultimate sacrifice because of a problem that Ford is well aware of. I truly hope that in Robert's name and in the name of other officers who have died in the line of duty in the same manner that you continue your efforts against Ford.

Once again my deepest sympathy to you and your family.


November 26, 2003

I will always remember the times we had when we were younger.

family friend, Kristen Butler

November 12, 2003

I will miss Bob tremendously as well as my son who went to Wendy's frequently with us. Bob was a great friend as well as an outstanding trooper. I can hear him on the phone as if it was yesterday. He would always say HEY BUB WHAT'S UP!!!!
When ever he came over to my house he was always like a big little KID with a new addition to his truck. My family will MISS HIM.
Janet, Jacob & Evan

Evan Steinberg, MD

October 26, 2003

My God continue to bless you and watch over you Rob. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. To all police officers, thank you for protecting us and risking your lives everyday for us, you are our heros!

October 21, 2003

Losing you Bob hasn't been easy. I know we will all see you again on the other side. Remember that your family loves you very much, and we all miss you. I know you are an angel watching over and protecting. We love you!

October 10, 2003

We will always remember 2001 Superbowl, meeting you for the first time after hearing Brenda talk about you so much. She loved you so much and wanted everyone to know. We all thought you were an amazing person, she was right. You and Brenda were so happy that day.. You had to work that night and I remember the way you used the time, you talked with us, . the short time you could stay, you answered all of our questions.. You and Brenda were amazing...we remember U 2 it was special and so nice to see that kind of happiness. We still love you and Brenda, could have never imagined that the two of you would seperate this way. Our prayers go out to your family..and Bren..GOD BLESS YOU ROB...FOREVER

Friends 2001-02

Friends of 2002

October 3, 2003

Hey Rob, I feel like I never had a chance to say, "goodbye". We met online and the first time we got together was on the 4th of July, 2001. I remember sitting in your truck watching the fireworks while it rained. You were one of the sweetest guys I knew. A gentle giant. I always felt bad about you driving down to nassau county, Long Island, but you were always such a gentleman. I wished we didn't live so far from each other. I wish the distance wasn't such an obsticle for both of us. I always wondered "what if". But I was glad we got together once in a while and kept in touch via phone and email. Everytime you told me you were coming down to see your family, you would try and come and see me. Dinners, miniature golf, or just hanging was a lot of fun. Then you just disappeared. Thought we lost touch. I never got to meet your family or your little dog you talked so much about. Because I only knew you, I didn't even know you passed away until (I believe) August this year when they showed you on the news again due to another officers senceless, tragic death. I was shocked and saddened. My heart goes out to your family. You'll always be within my heart. I miss you big guy. With love always. Catalina

September 26, 2003

Bobby, its been 9 months....but it really doesn't get easier without you. Not a moment passes that I don't think of you. I miss you terribly and I want to talk to you and hear your voice so bad. I always talk about you and all the fun times we had....but after I laugh, I just break down and cry. I love you and I just wish I could go back in time and could have called you so you could have came over and avoided the accident. It's so hard...I feel so empty lately and I just want be able to hear your laugh and feel better. You're the best Bobby, we miss you so much and love you so much....


September 25, 2003

I will NEVER for get you Bobby... I am happy I saw you one last time at Stina's last High School performance

Friend kristen

September 14, 2003

Hey Tiger:

Out of sight - but far from out of my mind. No matter how much time has passed, or how much I "think" I have healed - not one day passes where I don't think where we could have been right now - in our lives (together).

I will always love you.


September 3, 2003



September 3, 2003

I still hear you laughing, I still hear your cries, I still see your smile.
But now all I remember, is our last good-byes.
I wish I would have told you, How much I loved you and how much you meant to me.
We had so much more life to live, So much more to do.
You wished to see the world, Now you can... where you are.
Your wish has come true, But heaven is so far.
My wish was to see the stars, I told you, in our last good-byes, You granted my every wish,
As I saw them in your eyes.

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


Bob and Family,
As tomorrow's dedication to Bob approaches, the thought of Bob is in my head more than ever. Although, I don't believe I will be able to make the memorial, I would like all of you to know (as well as Bob) that you are always in my thoughts.

God Speed!

C/S RJ Horowitz
NYSP Monroe

A million stars glimmer from the universe,
we know one was given your name.
Gazing down keeping watch and concern.
So infantile, so blameless.
Why did you have to be taken from us?
Why do you have to sparkle in the heavens,
and not be here with us?
So brave, so full of years.
But something went wrong and soon you were departed;
our hearts were shattered, our tears fell like rain.
We never felt such distress and throbbing.
We see the world today with new eyes.
You had so much to live for,
and so much yet to do,
it seemed almost endless.
The thoughts of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad.
The reflection of all the adoration joined,
and all the enjoyment we had.
If we all could relive the days gone by yet again.
Let creations gateway open its arms to you,
to sentry over your heart,
in anticipation when we can unite with you once more.
Persist to flicker your star,
radiate on us,
so we may experience the calmness of your devotion for eternity.

In Loving Memory of "Our Hero" Bobby.
We miss you and love you very much. Never leave us

My thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and co- workers. You are another angel protecting us all. It is true that PO's give more than just tickets. I do understand the sorrow. I also lost my big brother. his final watch was Oct. 2002.

If Anything Ever Happens, Just be Proud of Me...
I did my best every time... I walked the thin blue line...
All I wanted to take care of my family...
and make the world a brighter place...
While I walked the thin blue line...

Rest easy Trooper


Maximum Law Man

Still struggling with this. How can this happen?
You are and will always be remembered and honored.
You're my hero.
I'll see you on the other side.
Uncle Dan

Still thinking of you big man. Rest easy for you will never be forgotten. Forever a brother in gray.

New York State Police

Bobby....I was just looking at pictures of you and are so photogenic..just like me : ) I miss you so much and I always picture you at the computer bothering me on how to download songs and burn them and laughing when I would sigh because it was the 50th time i had to show you and you still wouldnt get it....I will also never forget hoops and our austin powers impressions..those were the best times. It makes me so upset to think that I can't hear your loud laugh and see your beautiful smile. You really are one of the most handsome men in the world.....all my friends had crushes on you. When people told me we looked alike and had the same was such a good compliment. We were always the hams who needed to be the center of attention and we were always dancing around the living room and looking in the mirror. Sometimes I am tempted to pick up the phone and call your cell phone....but its pointless since I know you won't answer...but I wish so much that you would pick up and I could hear you say "Hey Kitten! I can't believe my little sister is graduating soon....I feel like an old man! The graduation party is gonna be awesome though and you know I'll be there to see you in your cap and gown.....and im so proud of you." I mean...I know you will be there in spirit but I want you to be there physically....I want you back so bad....I want my partner in crime back.....I love you so much...and I know I will see you again....I just wish it was sooner and I could see you whenever I wanted.....
Love always,


It hangs around my neck for everyone to see,
A symbol of your love, you gave to me.
This heart locket from you is a token,
A promise of love that can never be broken.
A gift extremely special given from my happiness and my best friend.
When I am feeling happy, sad or even blue,
I hold onto the heart, close my eyes, and picture you.
No matter how I feel or what comes to be,
When I see that heart, I remember just how much you loved me.
De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota!
~your bell



I have been thinking about you a lot lately... I miss you so much - words can not even express. Last night driving home, I was thinking of you (talking to you).. and this song came on... and now will forever be your song.......

When I think back on these times
And the dreams we left behind
I'll be glad 'cause I was blessed
To get to have you in my life

When I think back on these days
I'll look and see your face
You were right there for me

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you, for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be

Well, you showed me how it feels
To have the sky within my reach
And I always will remember all the strength you gave to me
Your love made me make it through
Oh, I owe so much to you
You were right there for me

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you, for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be

Cause I always saw in you my life, my strength
And I want to thank you now for all the ways
You were right there for me
You were right there for me

In my dreams I'll always see you soar above the sky
In my heart there'll always be a place for you, for all my life
I'll keep a part of you with me
And everywhere I am there you'll be
And everywhere I am there you'll be

There you'll be

Thank you for this song... I love you now, more than ever...

Kim <3

"I miss you body and soul so strong that it takes my breath away....
And I breathe you into my heart and pray that I have the strength to stand today....
And I love you whether it's wrong or right, and although I can't be with you tonight.....
know that my Heart is by your side."

"I know now.. just quite how.... my love will still go on.......
In your heart in your mind.....I'll be with you for all of time.:"

"I wish you joy and happiness...AND above all this......I wish you love...I love you......I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU"

De corde totaliter et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter absens in remota! 12/19
My Happiness....Theres not a day that doesnt go by that I dont think of you and all the good times we shared.
It seems like just yesterday I was talking to you for the first time outside D&B. Who would have know 3 years later I would be saying goodbye to you..but goodbye just for now.
I open your photo gallery everyday to see the picture of us together. Just one of the many...
I will never forget our breakfasts at the Nanuet Diner before going for rides on the bike, the late night trips to D&D's for coffee, playing with our kitten while she attacked our feet, holding brendan for the first time, cotie (my way) our dinners and endless talks with your parents, paul and "stina" at their house, you using me as your weights to work out, homemade brownie sundaes, 3 day movie weekends, and most of all that wonderful smile that would brighten my everyday, everytime you stopped by. You made the last 3 years ones to remember.
I will never forget the one thing you always told me "love is so much more than just a 4 letter word... its a friendship set on fire" "because right in the middle of an ordinary life.....comes a fairy tale"
No matter how far away you may be, your forever in my heart! Always~Your little bell


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