Officer Ambrose was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic disturbance on June 4, 2012 saving the lives of a mother and her child. Officer Ambrose was 55 years old, serving with the Springfield Police Department for 36 years.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “On this, the 10th anniversary, we must never forget and always remember Officer Kevin Ambrose’s heroic efforts to save a young mother and her child. He made the ultimate sacrifice in order to secure their lives. Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood and I, and our brave and dedicated men and women of the Springfield Police Department will once again mark the anniversary and honor the memory of Officer Ambrose. I respectfully ask those who are able, as I will do, to please take a moment to remember this fallen hero. May God rest Kevin’s soul and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and May God protect our men and women in blue and the community in which they serve – especially during these challenging times.”
“It seems so hard to believe that we lost Officer Kevin Ambrose ten years ago. I know not a day went by since that tragic day that his family, friends and close co-workers think of him. He had the qualities of an officer we strive for; patience, compassion and humility with a great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with Carla (Ambrose) and his family this weekend,” said Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood.