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Kevin E. Ambrose, 55, Badge #7 and 36 year Police Officer for the City of Springfield, died Monday, June 4, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. Kevin, a son of Arthur F. Ambrose of Springfield and the late Carlene (Farrows) Ambrose was born in Springfield on June 22, 1956. Raised in Springfield, he graduated from Springfield Technical High School and received his Criminal Justice Degree from Springfield Technical Community College. He started his career with the Springfield Police as a cadet in 1974 and became a police officer in 1976. Kevin worked in squads A, C and B, in the records division, and the traffic and detective bureaus. He received commendations in 1978, 1993, 1999, and 2005. Kevin coached youth soccer, baseball and basketball for many years. He resided in Springfield most of his life and in Wilbraham for the past 24 years and was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. Kevin was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the police golf league and enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. Kevin loved to spend time with his family especially his granddaughter, Victoria. In addition to his father Arthur and granddaughter Victoria, Kevin is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carla J. (Cyr) Ambrose; a daughter, Krista M. Ambrose and a son, Kyle B. Ambrose of Wilbraham; a brother, Martin Ambrose and his wife Anne of Wilbraham; two sisters, Donna Sheperd and her husband Richard of Longmeadow and Karen Illig and her fiance Norman Levesque of Springfield; his father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Alice (Leonard) Cyr of Wilbraham; a brother-in-law Bryon Cyr and his wife Eileen of Wilbraham; a sister-in-law, Missy Cyr of Ludlow; three nieces, Julie, Jodi, and Maura; three nephews, Kevin, Sean, and Brenden; and his loyal companion his dog, Zeus. 


Officer Ambrose was shot and killed in the line of duty protecting the life a young mother and her 1 yr old daughter on Monday, June 4, 2012.  Officer Ambrose became a Police Officer, but he died a Hero and that is how he will always be remembered.  The City of Springfield; The Springfield Police Department, and all of the Citizens of Springfield, will always be greatful for the Service that you gave to the City in protecting those who could not protect themselves.



Tributes and Condolences
Sorry For Your Loss, but for God's Gain.   / Steve Lemieux (Community Resident )
Another Fallen Hero, Kevin Ambrose. Killed in The Line of Duty on the Streets of America. A few years back, Kevin had the time to Kid around with Stephen when we were at The Supermarket Food Shopping, while he was on Detail at that Store. Kevin w...  Continue >>
To The Ambrose Family.   / Jeffrey, Maureen, &. Ethan O'Toole-Roselli (Citizens of Springfield )
Our deepest sympathies to The Ambrose Family. We pray that God's love and mercy may ease your pain in these hard times. Remember that you will see him again when God calls on you to come home. When thing get tough and you feel that you can't handle i...  Continue >>
I'm Sorry   / Joseph Bishop (Citizen)
I've heard on the News cast of wwlp that Kevin E. Ambrose lost his life to a shooting.

I Once again I like to say Im soooooo sorry for the loss to the family, friends and to the Police force of Springfield. Even though I dont know him it ...  Continue >>
A tribute to Officer Ambrose   / Anonnymous (Citizen of Springfield )
"The Final Inspection" The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turn...  Continue >>
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