The Maryland Troopers Association regrets to inform you of the death of retired Sgt. Otto E. Artfitch Sr, 79, of Oldtown, MD, who passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at UPMC Western Maryland.  Retired Sgt. Artfitch joined the Maryland State Police in 1965 as a member of the 55th Trooper Candidate Class.  He retired as a Sergeant in 2004 from the Cumberland Barrack after proudly and faithfully serving the State of Maryland for 38 years.  During his tenure with the Maryland State Police, Sgt. Artfitch was a very active member of the Dive Team and also served as the President of MTA Lodge #40 for many years.  Sgt. Artfitch was survived by his wife of 60 years, Marianne, their two children and five grandchildren. 

Friends will be received at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1601 Frederick Street, Cumberland, on August 25th from 11 AM to Noon.  A memorial service will be held at the church beginning at Noon.  Sgt. Artfitch’s obituary can be read at the link below.