On Thursday night, Bill Chamberlain was attacked near his North Greenbush home while walking his dog. He was stabbed twenty-three times and died just a few feet from his home after being found by his wife. One week before Christmas. Children home for the holidays.
Chamberlain was a thirty year employee of the City of Troy and Director of Operations since 2004.
The suspect in the attack is twenty-six year old Joseph Vandenburgh. Vandenburgh was released to parole on December 13, 2014 after serving just over seven years for a 1st degree burglary conviction. If he had served his full term Vandenburgh would not have been released until March 27, 2016.
If you'd like to leave some nice words for Bill or his family please do so. This is not the time for petty political bickering. Tragedies put things in perspective.