Officer Noah A. Leotta Passed Away on This Day in 2015 After Succumbing to Injuries Sustained After Being Struck by a Drunk Driver

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Police Officer Noah A. Leotta passed away on this day in 2015. A week prior, on December 3rd 2015, Leotta was struck by a drunk driver while performing a traffic stop on Rockville Pike. Noah was working that night as part of the department’s Holiday Alcohol Task Force.

The man convicted of killing Officer Noah Leotta was released this past May from prison on good behavior credit.

The MCPD posted the following tribute on their social media accounts today:

On December 10th, 2015, Police Officer III Noah A. Leotta succumbed to injuries sustained on December 3rd, 2015, when he was struck by a drunk driver near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Edmonston Drive.

Officer Leotta was conducting a traffic stop on Rockville Pike, at approximately 9:45 p.m., while working a special assignment on the agency’s Holiday Alcohol Task Force. He had contacted the driver and was getting back into his patrol car when a second vehicle struck his patrol car and then struck him.

Officer Leotta was transported to Suburban Hospital, where he remained on life support until passing away on December 10th, 2015.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him was convicted of charges connected to Officer Leotta’s death.

Officer Leotta was 24 years old and had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for almost three years. He is survived by his parents, sister, girlfriend and many relatives and his police family.

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