The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Sidney Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating two deaths in Sidney on Jan. 9.
The deceased have been identified as Rachelle Jensen, 36 and Jeffery Jensen, 39. Jeffery is a former resident of Delta.
Preliminary autopsy findings show that cause of death for both is gunshot wounds. Rachelle was the victim of a homicide. Jeffery's gunshot was self-inflicted.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.