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 thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Trooper Ambrose as well as the New York State Police Department. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

PO Melvin Padilla
Bedford Police Department, Bedford Hills, NY

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. We too have recently lost a Trooper in an auto accident. Our prayers are with you.

Trooper Mike Cassingham
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Another Grayrider gone home to God much too soon. God Bless you Trooper Ambrose, and may his peace comfort your family and brothers in Tarrytown and throughout the state.

C/S Emory Smith
NYSP-Hawthorne

I'M FREE

Don't greive for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I've savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now; He set me free.

MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL

Kelly Van Krevelen
sister of OHP Trooper Chris Van Krevelen
J952 11-28-02

Kelly Van Krevelen
Communications Division EPD, Enid Oklahoma

TROOPER AMBROSE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, MAY HE REST IN PEACE, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY,FRIENDS, AND FELLOW TROOPERS...


BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE , SAN ANTONIO TX

A senseless loss! Sincere sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Robert Ambrose.

Staff Inspector, NYSP, Retired
NYSP

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO TPR AMBROSE'S FAMILY, TO SOME SMALL DEGREE IT HELP TO KNOW THAT TPR AMBROSE'S "EXTENDED FAMILY" OF THOUSANDS IN THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE MOURN WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.

DISPATCHER JUNE RUNDALL
NEW YORK STATE POLICE

We thank you for your dedication and service and may God bless you and your family. Be forever safe.

T[R TRACY A. STAMP
NYSP BINGHAMTON

Bob was one of the first Troopers I bonded with when I started this job. We shared many laughs and I will always have very fond memories and a warm place in my heart!
Warmest prayers and wishes are extended to his family and friends.

Bob was a good friend and a great trooper - wherever he is, I am sure he is looking out for all of us!

C/S Robin J Horowitz
NYSP Monroe

MY HEART FELT SORROW GOES OUT TO TROOPER ROBERT AMBROSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY GOD REST YOUR REST YOUR SOUL AND LET YOUR SPIRIT LIVE ON IN EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU.

TPR THOMAS A FORTUNA
NYSP MIDDLETOWN

A GREAT LOSS TO US ALL, GOD BLESS TRP AMBROSE AND HIS FAMILY, HE SERVES IN A BETTER PLACE NOW.

POLICE OFFICER STEVE DEMARCO
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE P.D. NY

Although I did not know Trooper Ambrose he will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Sgt SF Caterina
NYSP

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Trooper Ambrose as well as the New York State Police Department. Continue to hold your heads high in Roberts honor as he will continue to look over you. God speed.

Officer Nathan Duncan
Chandler Police Department, AZ

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of singing birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
I am the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

Anonymous

Rest in peace Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your sacrifice and dedication to law enforcement will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Joseph R. Lutz
NYSP- Troop K

What a horrific waste. I can totally empathize with his position when a routine investigation turns into a situation which has unimaginable consequences. My most sincere sympathy goes out to Tpr. Ambrose and his family . May God look favorably upon him as an individual who was only trying to do his "job". May the 4000 + Members of the NYSP reflect upon this sobering aspect of reality and react with extraordinary caution in similar situations.

Sgt./SC. Jan A. Riepma (Ret.)
NYSP

Look to GOD for comfort and guidance when in times of grief, pain, confusion, and at all times. I pray for GOD to be with you all.

Anonymous

Bob never thinking the last time I saw you would be our final goodbye. To my brother ,classmate and friend Rest In Peace. Keep smiling down on all of us.

Trooper J. A. Fiebich
NYSP

' Death is nothing at all..I have only slipped away into the next room..I am I and you are you..whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you used to. Put no difference into your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray, smile, think of me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.Let it be spoken without effect , without the ghost of a shadow on it . Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; There is absolutely unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligble accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you,
for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner .. All is well '

Henry Scott-Holland, Canon of St. Paul's.
1847 - 1913

Inv RJ Thomas
NYSP Ret

Bob through the tough times at the Academy I always looked forward to the meal's we shared everyday. Your humor and friendship made our time in Albany more enjoyable. You will be missed, but never forgotten. My prayers go out to your Family. Rest in peace.

Tpr M Gagliardi
NYSP Gardiner

This tragedy reminds us all...make everyday count for all your family and friends. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Family and Friends of Tpr. Robert W. Ambrose who is surely in Heaven still keeping us safe. May God bless all of his family during these trying times.

Trooper Sam Velasquez
NYSP Northway (I87)

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, as we
remember our fallen brother Robert,
we give thee thanks for him and for all those police
officers who have laid down their lives in the
service of others. Grant to them and their
families thy mercy and the light of thy
presence, and to us that we may never forget
their sacrifice. Amen

Chaplain George Langberg
Orange County FOP Lodge 957

I will remember Bob as a person who was deeply concerned about the quality of his fellow Trooper's lives. And I will also remember that loud and contagious laugh. Rest in peace, Bobby.

Investigator Ken Cano
New York State Police

I never knew you, Bob, but it doesn't mean I didn't care. Your tragic death has touched us all. May you rest in peace.

Senior Investigator
New York State Police

The NYSP "Long Gray Line" was just shortened, and all too soon. My heartfelt prayers go out to my lost brother and his family. Long may he remain in our hearts and our prayers, and long may his presence be felt in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. God Bless.

Lieutenant G. E.
Department of the Army Police (& Retired NYSP)

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