Police are investigating the deaths of a retired White Plains police officer and two of his children, officials said Saturday.
Sources say retired officer Glen Hochman, 52, killed himself after killing his two youngest daughters Saturday.
David Chong, White Plains public safety commissioner, said Hochman served the city with dignity during his tenure with the department.
“The department is shocked and horrified by the news of this unfathomable tragedy,” Chong said in a statement. “We can only pray for the family. Officer Hochman served this department and the city of White Plains with honor and integrity for over 22 years.”
Neighbors described the family as friendly and kind.
Robbie Carducci, 23, attended school with one of Hochman’s daughters and said he used to deliver pizzas to the home.
“You would never expect something like that from them,” he said.
Ron Belmont, Harrison’s supervisor/mayor could not be reached for comment, but Councilwoman Marlane Amelio said government officials had been made aware of the tragedy.
“I’m certain that we have no comment at this time as it’s an ongoing investigation, and a tragic one,” she said.
Police Chief Anthony Marraccini arrived on the scene around 7 p.m. ET. The department has yet to comment on the case.
SOURCE: Matthew R Spillane and Richard Liebson
The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News