Published: May 01, 2014 8:59 PM EDT

The North Port Fire Department confirms to Wink News the passing of Lieutenant Jeffrey Newland.  Newland  worked for the North Port Fire Department since 2000.  Newland suffered a cardiac event after his shift on April 23rd.  He died at Lee Memorial Hospital on Thursday May 1st.  Lieutenant Newland was a resident of Cape Coral. His brother Jim is a Cape Coral Firefighter. Funeral  arrangements will be announced at a later date.