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.