Former Danvers Police Chief Dies One Week After Retirement

DANVERS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Members of the Danvers Police Department are mourning the sudden death of their recently-retired Police Chief Patrick Ambrose.

The DPD announced the passing of former Chief Ambrose on Saturday night.

"The Danvers Police Department is heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of recently retired Chief Patrick Ambrose," DPD said. "Chief Ambrose served this department and the Town of Danvers for over 35 years. We celebrated his retirement last Friday."

According to DPD, Chief Ambrose rose through the ranks of the agency for 32 years, and was officially appointed Chief of Police in 2016. He retired on Friday January 8th, 2021. On his last day, the Department held a final farewell drive-by parade to wave him off, which was attended by dozens of police cars, fire trucks, public works vehicles, and local residents.

Hundreds of people commented on DPD's announcement of Chief Ambrose's death, calling him a "kind" and "wonderful man."

The Beverly Police Department sent their condolences to Chief Ambrose's family and the DPD.

"His death is a shock to all of us who worked with, and became friends with Pat over the years," Beverly Police Department said. "Our prayers are with his wife and children and the entire Danvers Police Department. Rest in Peace, Chief."

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School said its community was "deeply saddened" to hear of the former Chief's passing.

"Chief Ambrose’s commitment to the safety of Danvers and by extension, the entire Essex Tech Community will never be forgotten," the school said. "Thank you for your service and may you rest forever in peace."

Senator Joan B. Lovely, who represents the 2nd Essex District, also sent her deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to his family and fellow officers.

Chief Ambrose is survived by his wife Wendy, and their children Brenna, Aidan, and their son Patrick; who followed in his father's footsteps and currently works at the Danvers Police Department.

WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland reports:

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: Danvers Police Department/Facebook)

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content