NY State Troopers PBA family mourning the loss of a Trooper

NY State Troopers PBA family mourning the loss of a Trooper
PBA, 2002-12-20

The New York State Troopers PBA is mourning the loss of one of its members, Trooper Robert Ambrose, who was killed Thursday night in a crash that resulted from a sport utility vehicle plowing into the rear of the Trooper’s parked cruiser.

The crash caused the cars to burst into flames. The driver of the sport utility vehicle was also killed, and six other people were injured in the incident.

The crash occurred just after 8:30 Thursday night, when Ambrose was in a State Police cruiser parked on the shoulder of Interstate 87 in Yonkers at Exit 4. Ambrose was completing an accident report for a two-car property damage accident he was investigating. According to the State Police, an uninvolved Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound on I-87 hit another vehicle as it tried to swtich lanes. The Jeep careened off the car and continued to the right, eventually ramming into the rear of the parked police cruiser. The police cruiser and the Jeep burst into flames, and the cruiser struck the two vehicles that were involved in the initial accident. Passengers in the Jeep, the drivers of the two vehicles from the initial accident and a tow truck driver called in for the initial accident were all injured in the crash as well.

Ambrose, 31, was a member of the New York State Police for five years and was assigned to SP Tarrytown in Troop T (Thruway).

The PBA sends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family of Ambrose, and to the entire PBA family who knew, worked and socialized with Ambrose.