Springfield police recall wit, warmth of slain officer 
Planning to retire in just a year, Officer Kevin Ambrose, 56, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon while responding to a domestic call.
(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Springfield police recall wit, warmth of slain officer

Planning to retire in just a year, Officer Kevin Ambrose, 56, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon while responding to a domestic call.

(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

"Am I going to die? Can I call my mother and tell her I love her?"

The words of a 15-year-old boy lying on the front lawn of a neighbor’s house. Plymouth police allege he was shot by his father.