State flag at half-staff on Sunday May 23, 2010
We are saddened to hear of the tragic death while in the line of duty of Trooper Patrick Ambroise of the Florida Highway Patrol. In memory of Trooper Ambroise, the Governor authorizes the flying of the State flag at half-staff over the Miami-Dade County Courthouse and the City Hall of Miami-Dade, Florida. In addition, the Governor also authorizes the flying of the State flag at all Florida Highway Patrol stations and the Department of Highway Safety &Motor Vehicles on the date of Trooper Ambroise's funeral, Sunday, May 23, 2010, from sunrise to sunset.
Condolences from Governor Crist
“My heart goes out to Trooper Ambroise’s wife and two young daughters, as well as to the Florida Troopers who worked alongside him. Trooper Ambroise stood for service to his community, dedication to his fellow officers, and commitment to his family.
“The family and friends of Trooper Ambroise, a Haitian-American concerned about loved ones still recovering from the recent earthquake, will remain in the thoughts and prayers of all who knew him.
“Every day Florida’s law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way as they serve on the frontlines protecting our neighborhoods and communities. We join together to mourn this loss and celebrate a brave man’s life as a brother, a son, a father and a husband.”