WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.Y. – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has announced the passing of one of their own.
The Sheriff’s Senior Investigator Bruce Hamilton died of a heart attack at his home on Monday night. He was 55-years-old.
His death comes as a shock to those who worked with him during his 27 years of service in Washington County. Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy says Hamilton began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in May of 1987.
Over the years, Hamilton was promoted to Sergeant and eventually to Senior Investigator. He headed the investigation into a number of high profile homicides and fatal accidents. Most recently, headed the investigation into a train accident that claimed the lives of a local man and young boy.
The Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Hamilton. Those who worked with him describe him as having a gentle demeanor that lent itself to solving difficult cases, particularly those involving crimes against children.
Hamilton was a strong advocate for victims and although he could not change the crimes that had been perpetrated against them, he often gave them the justice necessary to help make something right out of a terrible wrong.
He is survived by his loving family in Washington County and surrounding areas.
Calling hours and services information have not been released at this time.