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

I will always remember the 1st time you told me you loved me.. and the last.. not more than a hour before..........

You taught me what it feels like to truly be in love and how it feels to receive it. I will never understand why God brought us together.. only to break us apart.

You may not be in arm's reach... or within my sight distance.. but you will never be far from my heart.

You left with a piece of me... and I will never say good bye... only "Until we meet again".

I love you... and will cherish the memories that we have made... and look forward to that day.. when you can say "What took you so long"............

Until that day.... Always in my heart

God Bless Trooper Ambrose.

Deputy U. S. Marshal MacLeod
U.S. Marshals

To the family of Tpr. Ambrose:

My condolences on the tragic loss of your son and brother. There are no words sufficient to ease your pain, but I know that Tpr. Ambrose's memory will live on in the hearts and minds of family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts are with you.

Dispatcher JoAnn Madarassy
New York State Thruway Authority

Bob, rarely do I walk into a room and feel small in the presence of another - you are a giant not only in stature but in the size of your heart. I was glad to have you around when we worked details together. No matter how miserable the day you were always up beat. I will miss you and somehow not feel as safe out there. God's speed. My deepest sympathy to Bob's parents, brother, and sister.

Inv Brian Hammer

Dearest Bobby,
You were, and always will be the sweetest and gentlest. The picture of you and Nicholas from that night at Mama's house will always remain on the mantle. You lit up the room with your presence, and I was always excited to talk to you so we could catch up-like Aunt Evelyn always said.."when we were talking there was no air left in the room." I love you very much. God Bless you angel

Your Cousin Cindy

There is a special place in heaven for those with the courage and character to be police officers.

State Trooper
Michigan State Police

I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet this wonderful guy who touched so many lives. Bob, you will be sorely missed and never forgotten ..... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a true hero. Rest in Peace ...

Inv. Eileen T. LaFemina

Inv Eileen T. Lafemina

Another fallen angel. My sincere condolences to your family. May God bless your soul and rest in Peace.

PO S. Ng-Montalvo

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

P.O. Mark Pizer & Family
Suffolk Cty PD-Hwy. Ptl.

I to was involved in a head-on collosion while assisting another officer on the interstate traffic accident. I was sitting in a Crown Vic ; protecting the officer's vehicle and a civillian vehicle from traffic. Unfortunately , politics are more important than our brother officers live on the streets. By the grace of God I am still alive today. I hope they fix the problems with the crown vic. May God bless this officer and his family- we stand with you.

Officer R.T. Butler
Atlanta Police Department

I'm sure I speak for all of the members of the Buffalo,NY Police Dept in offering our deepest sympathies to the Family,Friends and Co-Workers of Trooper Ambrose.
Rest easy now Brother...

Buffalo, N.Y. Police dept

My sincere condolences to the family of Tpr. Ambrose. May you rest in peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Tpr. G W Holshek (Retired)
NYSP Troop



My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Robert Ambrose's family during this difficult time.
I am sure he would want us focusing our anger on getting this problem with the Crown Victoria fixed so this will not happen to anyone else.

Officer S. Rucker
Haltom City PD

I am alway saddened to hear of a Law Officers passing, my prayers go out to the Family of Trooper Robert Ambrose during this delicate time.

God Bless your soul dear Brother...

Officer Glenn McGloughlin
King County Jail

My heartfelt sympathies go to Trooper Ambrose's family. May your prayers and faith give you comfort now and always.

Aunt of Sr. Trooper Michael Rao - SC Highway Patrol ACE Team - killed in the line of duty June 2002 -

Susan Fehrer
Hightstown, NJ

To the Ambrose Family I'm so sorry for your loss. I just had breakfast with Bobby a couple of months ago for the first time since I left SP Tarrytown and I can't believe I won't be able to see him again. Your Son and our Brother was a great man first and a great Trooper second. He was truly a gentle giant in heart and spirit. He will be truly missed by all. I heard about his accident the day before I left for Florida to visit my own Family and I can't stop thinking about how this could happen to such a great guy. Sleep well.

Investigator Alex Pradere

To the Family and Friends of Trooper Ambrose,
He will be greatly missed, and I was proud to work with him at SP Haverstraw. God bless you Bob and your family.


Godspeed Robert. So many of our brothers in blue pay the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers are with your family and friends. REST IN PEACE.


Police Officer David Calla
New York City Police Dept

I know from recent experience what the pain is of loosing a friend and co-worker cop. Be strong for Trooper Robert Ambrose's and his family. Hold together, keep up the daily fight to do the right thing. Robert is with God, in a better place with the brother and sister law enforcement officers that went before him. Help Roberts family, and keep his memory strong-WE WILL NOT FORGET OUR OWN.
Mike Bradford, FLA LEO-Ret.

Investigator Mike Bradford, Ret
Tallahassee Police (FL)

Your tour of duty is over. Now the rest of us will carry on to serve proudly in your name, Robert Ambrose. Watch over us, and keep us safe till we all meet again.

Investigator Gloria Coppola
New York State Police

A good guy who will surely be missed. My prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace.

New York State Police


I find myself reflecting on our conversation earlier that day, when I tried to convince you to place 23" rims on your truck, and your response was " That would make me a Rapper". I can't help thinking of our last conversation some 40 minutes before your accident, when you were leaving the station on your way to handling that accident. You said that since those people involved in the accident don't know how to drive you were going to write those at fault a ticket. I clearly remember what I said to you..... "Bob, you're my hero"! I truly mean that!

Although, I never had the pleasure of hanging out with you outside of the job, I will never know, how great of a person and friend you really were. I enjoyed every opportunity I had to be in your company! I will never forget you, nor you family!

Hey, anyone who can win over Tony in such a short time, is truly a special person!

Rest my brother.... Your tour of duty is over!!!




Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God"
Matthew 5:9

Rest in Peace Brother We have the Watch....

Det. K. Ralls
East Point P.D., Ga


'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the streets,
Not a person was stirring, 'cept an officer on the beat.
As he quietly patrolled the town with great care,
children and parents slept peacefully there.

The officer was clad in his blues and his vest,
gun on his hip, always looking his best.
He'd just pulled aside for a quick bite to eat,
When all of a sudden, out on the street,

A bright light appeared from out of nowhere,
He shielded his eyes from the brilliant glare.
'Twas an angel of the Lord at the squad's rear,
He smiled and spoke, "Dear Officer, don't fear."

"I've been sent by God with a message for you
who faithfully serve while wearing the blue.
He wants you to know He loves you all,
He's pleased with the way you've answered His call.

"To protect and serve others, so selfless you've been,
Your bravery and kindness have known no end.
Even in tragedy, when nights became long,
You've helped countless strangers by being strong.

"God sees your heart, the joy and the pain,
He knows the profession can often bring strain.
So he sent me here to let you know,
That as you patrol, He goes where you go.

"As you protect others, your Father protects you,
His angels go with you, His Spirit does, too.
No bullet too fast, no bad guy too strong,
I'm sent to make sure that your life will be long.

"So fear not the night, and fear not the day,
fear not the threats that might come your way.
I'm sent to accompany you on your beat,
There's not one moment you're alone on the street."

The officer sat stunned by the love of His God,
He bowed his head, with a tear gave a nod.
As the officer said thank you, the angel took flight,
"God's got your back, carry on, and goodnight."

God Bless You , Rest in Peace...

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