GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Retired Glen Rock Police Sgt. Jay Frederick Green died on New Year's Eve at a North Carolina hospice house near his home. He was 73.
Born in Middletown, NY, Green served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was an avid outdoorsman and was proficient in horticulture.
He played golf for many years and at one point shot in the 70s, family members said.
Green briefly served with the New York State Police before joining the Glen Rock Police Department in April 1964. He was promoted to sergeant in August 1978 and retired on Dec. 1, 1989.
Among many commendations, Green received a meritorious service commendation after he and two colleagues chased and caught an armed assailant who shot another man several times with a .38-caliber revolver on Harristown Road on Sept. 9, 1974.
He also received a combat cross and medal of valor after confronting and exchanging gunfire with an armed robber following a bar holdup in Fair Lawn.
Green was a Silver Life Member of Glen Rock PBA Local #110 and a member of the Glen Rock Police Pistol Team.
After retiring from the Glen Rock department after 25 years, Green ran the Springmaid fishing pier in Myrtle Beach for four years. He was also the golf course ranger for one of the oldest golf courses in Pennsylvania for several years at Cliff Park Inn.
A celebration of Green's life was held Sunday in North Carolina. Arrangements were handled by Davidson Funeral Home .
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Darr Green; a son, Brett Green, and wife Deva of Fort Mill, SC; a daughter, Tracey Hite, and husband Ryan of Fuquay Varina; a grandson, Brayden Hite; and sisters, Katherine Stephens of Florida and Patricia Jalal of New Jersey.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC, 27292.
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