Middletown chief mourns retired police lieutenant: ‘Our hearts are heavy today’

A retired lieutenant in the Middletown Division of Police has died.

Lt. George Jeffery died this morning, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page. He was 76.

In the post, Chief Rodney Muterspaw wrote that “our hearts are heavy today” after the passing of Jeffery.

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He wrote Jeffery “served his community for decades and was a mentor and friend to all of us. Even after retirement, he would come in for coffee and just to sit and chat with our officers,” Muterspaw wrote.

“He truly loved MPD and the Middletown community,” the chief wrote. “Heaven welcomed a legend today. God Bless you George.”

Jeffery joined the Middletown police department in 1972 and retired in 2006 after a 34-year career. Among his survivors is a daughter, Kristi Hughes, a Middletown detective.

Services are pending.

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