Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood will mark the 10th anniversary with a remembrance ceremony to honor and remember the memory and sacrifice of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
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.”