A retired New York police officer apparently killed two of his children Saturday before taking his own life, authorities said.
Glen Hochman, 52, of Harrison, New York, who recently retired from the police force, apparently killed himself after killing his teen daughters Alyssa and Deanna, they said.
"The White Plains Police Department is shocked and horrified by the news of this tragic event," said David Chong, White Plains public safety commissioner. "We can only pray for the Hochman family."
Police discovered the bodies shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday after an unidentified person called authorities, said Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini. Police believe that Glen Hochman's wife and the couple's oldest daughter did not discover the bodies, he said.
One or more pets were killed as well, Marraccini said.
Hochman served the department for more than 22 years "with integrity," he said. He received a lifesaving award from the department last year, according to the public safety website.
Allysa Hochman, a senior at Harrison High School, and her younger sister were victims of an "incomprehensible tragedy," according to a statement released by Superintendent of Schools Louis N. Wool.
He added that the school would open at noon and have grief counseling available for students and staff.