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Corporal Michael Ambrosino

Horry County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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Reflections for Corporal Michael Ambrosino

Thank you Corporal Ambrosino for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of South Carolina. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corporal Michael Ambrosino and the extended law enforcement family of the Horry County Police Department, South Carolina.

End of Watch Thursday, August 19, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 17, 2020

CPL Ambrosino,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ CainPittsburgh PD

September 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Corporal Ambrosino.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 9, 2020

He was great man I worked with him for 10 years in the nysdoc he was a captain. We both worked as police officers part time. We use to sit talk about or law enforcement times. I have been to horry cty A lot of times love it. And I see they did great by my friend thank all of you. Rest In Peace my friend till we see each again.

Sgt Robert Williams
Nysdoc and town of hunter Pd

September 8, 2020

Rest in peace brother. May God bless your family. Till I see you again...

Corporal Rikki Ruggerio
Loris Police

September 4, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

September 1, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Corporal Michael Ambrosino. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Horry County Police Department, South Carolina.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 30, 2020

Mike’s life and role model will forever make us better officers and neighbors. Thank you, Mike, for always being a light pointing us to good.

Director, Horry County Sheriff’s Office
Horry County Sheriff’s Office

August 30, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

August 28, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
We thank you for your service.
We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends.

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

August 28, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 27, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Ambrosino!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 27, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences for the family, friends and colleagues of our hero Corporal Michael Ambrosino. These are difficult times were living in and many of us are suffering. We ourselves cannot fix the pain when we have experienced a lost of a love one. But our God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18, King James Version [KJV]) will take action soon on a global scale and reverse all of the damage the wicked one has caused from the beginning of mankind's history. He has appointed His son Jesus Christ (Luke 1: 30-32, KJV) .
The Bibles goes more in depth but also gives us hope and answers. Please visit our site, just copy and paste it on your browser:

Please take time and consult all of the Bible references and see at first hand what promises are stored for us.

Estrella, A
U.S. Navy
Disabled Veteran

August 27, 2020

Hero never forgotten

Retired Texas dispatcher

August 26, 2020

Rest in Peace Corporal Michael Ambrosino! Thank you for your 7 years of service with the Horry County Police Department in South Carolina, and for your additional 36 years in Law Enforcement in New York state with the New York State Department of Corrections, Philmont Police Department, and Coxsackie Police Department. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 26, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 25, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 25, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 25, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

August 25, 2020

Thank you for your service and dedication to so many. Rest In Peace 479. We have the watch.

Michael Manemeit Jr.
Horry County P.D.

August 25, 2020


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

August 25, 2020

Rest in Peace Corporal Ambrosino. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 25, 2020

Corporal Ambrosino, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 25, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Michael Ambrosino. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

August 25, 2020

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