The Daily Mail reports:
A Texas police officer and his wife have been found shot to death in their Dallas area home in what investigators are calling a murder-suicide.
Sgt Nick Pitofsky, 47, of the Crandall Police Department, allegedly killed his 42-year-old wife, Vanessa, Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself.
Dallas police responded to the couple's home in the 1800 block of Broward Street at around noon after getting a call asking to perform a welfare check.
Upon entering the two-story duplex, the responding officers discovered the bodies of the man and woman. Both Nick and Vanessa Pitofsky died from gunshot wounds, Dallas Morning News reported.
According to the Crandall Police Department, Sgt. Pitofsky had worked as a patrol officer for the department for two years. Before joining the suburban force, Pitofsky was a reserve officer with the Dallas Police Department.
NBC DFW reported that the 47-year-old had spent several months in 2007 working as a jailer with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.
‘Nick was well respected by his peers and will be deeply missed by the city and department as a whole,’ a statement from Crandall PD read. ‘Nick was an energetic and jovial person who got along with everyone.He sure got along well with his wife, no?