Another cop kills girlfriend and commits suicide
By Tando Mfengwana
15 May 2007
A 42-year-old assistant police commissioner at a satellite police station in Nelspoort shot and killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself on Sunday, police say.
The bodies of Inspector Bennie Paulse and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Valmarie Schroeder, were found by passers-by on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie says that Paulse left Beaufort West to attend to a complaint in Nelspoort on Saturday.
“He was equipped with an official state vehicle as well as a service pistol.”
Paulse contacted his girlfriend and picked up Schroeder at her home in Rustdene, Beaufort West. Later, police received calls that Paulse had threatened to take their lives.
“Police tried to trace them after they were informed by close family and friends that Inspector Pualse was going to put an end to both lives. “
The assistant station commissioner and his girlfriend’s body were found in the police vehicle, both with bullet wounds to their heads.