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Husband and wife, both in law enforcement, resign over sexting incident

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WAUKESHA (WITI) -- A husband and wife -- both in law enforcement resign in Waukesha. This, after each of them are investigated for different violations. Chris Massa served as a Waukesha police officer, and his wife, Sarah Massa served as a Waukesha County Sheriff's lieutenant.

Christopher Massa

Christopher Massa

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack announced Chris Massa's resignation via a press release on Wednesday, March 12th.

According to Jack, Massa resigned his position on February 25th under suspicion of sexting while on duty. He was reportedly being investigated for sexting his wife while on duty.

Officials say evidence that initiated the investigation was brought to the Waukesha Police Department's attention after it was located on Massa's wife’s phone.

In a statement from Chief Jack released Wednesday morning, he said the following:

"Mr. Massa chose to resign from the Department prior to being interviewed in regards to this matter, which resulted in this investigation being closed.  Based on the information available, we believe that we would have been able to substantiate the charges against him, and the investigation would have resulted in discipline up to and including termination. I am thoroughly disappointed in Mr. Massa.  His actions tarnish the badge we are all proud to wear.  It is our professionalism that sets us apart and sets a high standard at the Waukesha Police Department."

Waukesha police say Chris Massa's resignation closes the case for them.

Sarah Massa

Sarah Massa

Meanwhile, FOX6 News is learning Massa's wife has resigned from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department tells FOX6 News Sarah Massa resigned last week -- and says she is being investigated by the state's Division of Criminal Investigation.

Independent sources tell FOX6 News the investigation is for the alleged theft of prescription drugs.

FOX6 News stopped by the couple's home for comment on this story -- but no one was home.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

25 comments

    • Tony Checks

      They are not judging WHO he is sexting. Do you think you could get paid to whip out your junk and take photos/videos? It shows poor judgment for someone who carries a weapon and is expected to use that judgment in nearly every work situation.

  • shauna

    I am definitelywith you Mike. “..sexting with his wife ..” It was with his wife for crying out loud. Did it affect his job? I doubt it. Call comes in I am sure he would have gone. “.. no other personnel or citizens were involved..”

  • Me

    Wow, really? There are murderers and rapists out there, but lets go after a couple that sexted each other. Good grief.

  • Tammie

    It was his wife!!! How many of these politicians are messing around with other people when they are married and using taxpayer dollars to take trips or whatever to do it. this is ridiculous.

  • IHaveGoodNews

    Dude sent pictures of his junk to his wife while on duty in his squad and while inside the PD. She returned the favor.

  • Terri Davis Voss

    Its nice to see everyone agreeing with me this is ridiculous. I know this couple very well and they were very good officers and did their jobs very well. What happened to them was bascially a witch hunt and they didnt stop until they humilated them on tv and their family. Trust me they are not telling you the true story and the whole story

  • Meghan

    Really? Catch some Real Criminals instead of f**king up People lives with this Bull*hit. Thought they would waste tax payers dollars on a case taking this to court. Jokes on the PD.

  • Phyllis

    wow!! iS ANYONE ACTUALLY BUYING THIS??? I’M ALL FOR MORE PROFESSIONALISM WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE. BELIEVE ME I KNOW JUST HOW BADLY CORRUPT THE SYSTEM CAN BE. BUT, COME ON SERIOUSLY, AN OFFICER THAT IS ACTUALLY SEXTING HIS ACTUAL WIFE AND NOT A WOMAN OUTSIDE OF HIS MARRIAGE. DEFINITELY HAS TO BE WAY MORE TO THE STORY. ANY HALF WAY INTELLIGENT PERSON WOULD RIGHT AWAY CONCLUDE THAT IT APPEARS LIKE THE ACTUAL DEPARTMENT THEMSELVES ARE HIDING SOMETHING. I AM ACTUALLY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT A POLICE OFFICER ENGAGING IN A CONSENTUAL ADULT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS WIFE AND, NOT ONE OF THE NUMEROUS STORIES ABOUT A MARRIED OFFICER WITH A HOOKER OR A STRIPPER ( WHILE ON THE DIME= TAX PAYERS MONEY). MY HEART GOES OUT TO THIS OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY FOR ALL THE UNECESSARY AND CRUEL SCRUTINY THEY WILL HAVE TO ENDURE… MY PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY AND SHAME YET AGAIN TO THE SYSTEM.

  • Joe Citizen

    That’s just it. There are murderers and rapists out there and this miscrient somehow finds time, while on duty, to snap a photo of his genitals and send it to his wife. The guy is an idiot and if he has time to snap genital selfies then I wonder what else is going on in the Wok-ee-shaw PD?

  • Aliks

    Maybe if he were doing someone else’s spouse (like Milwaukee’s chief) he’d still have his job. Sad…

  • Steven

    we have really lost our way, i also feel this since cop was WHITE they had to make it a big deal…i really doubt anything would have been said or even an eye batted if the cop wasnt

    • Steven is Dumb

      Are you that stupid? Why would them being white have ANYTHING to do with this? You’re an idiot.

  • Joe Citizen

    @steven I’ve never seen a WHITE cop. However, I have read a news story about a BEIGE slash PEACH cop who sent his spouse a dirty pic while they both were on duty.

  • mjklemm

    Ned to entire story to make a comment… I see no harm done…. (Again, I don’t have all the facts…

  • Ummmm

    the wife is being accused of stealing prescription drugs. and the officer was being paid to send inappropriate pictures to his wife. both are wrong, but what the wife did was the only thing actually illegal.

    • Ralph Waterman

      @ Ummmm. Was she convicted of stealing drugs. You make it sound like she was found guilty. Being investigated is a far cry from being convicted. As for sexting his wife – big deal. As long as she wasn’t complaining I don’t see what the problem was.

  • taxpayer

    Witch hunt,HMMM that shows your ignorance. You seem like a well educated person but its not coming out here. Do you really think they woud just resign if there wasnt more to it. Yeahhhh i would venture to guess they arent telling you the whole story or the truth because its probaly worse you twit.

  • rotten

    All this over sexting your WIFE!!!! My lord what has this world come to? I feel for this family. They’re a really nice couple and don’t deserve this one bit. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

  • Jenny

    This is all BS! These are great people and great cops! This feels like a witch hunt to me and the fact that Fox 6 is even giving this air time shows that there is nothing to talk about!! It was his wife and there is no mention that he “whipped it out”!! Move on people and leave this family alone!

  • Frank Gomez

    You would never see me stick up for a cop Let Him Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone Its really sad what our society has become. They are Husband and Wife Leave them alone

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