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The following statement was issued by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno regarding the fatal shooting of city police officer Kevin Ambrose.
Ambrose, a 36-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department, was killed in the line of duty after responding to a domestic dispute call Monday afternoon in the city’s Sixteen Acres neighborhood.
June 4, 2012 – On behalf of the City of Springfield and our residents I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose who wore his badge with honor and integrity and served our City with a tremendous amount of pride and passion. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Springfield City Hall are with Kevin’s loving family at this very difficult and emotional time.
The men and women in blue at the Springfield Police Department, like police departments throughout the country, are faced with very challenging, difficult and dangerous situations on a daily basis. For this, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to our police officers and their families. Today, Officer Ambrose paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting and serving the residents of our City. He will be sadly missed by his fellow officers and the community at-large.
After receiving news of the fatal shooting Monday afternoon, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno went to Baystate Medical Center to visit with Officer Ambrose’s family and members of the Springfield Police Department.
Flags at Springfield City Hall and all municipal buildings will be lowered in honor of Officer Kevin Ambrose.