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POLICE OFFICER DIES FROM DRUNK DRIVER AS HE IS ON TRAFFIC STOP WITH ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER

montgomery-county-officer-noah-leottaPolice Officer Noah 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.

He was conducting a traffic stop on Rockville Pike at approximately 9:45 pm 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 held on suspicious of drunk driving with additional charges pending.

Officer Leotta had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for almost three years. He is survived by his parents and sister.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger
Montgomery County Police Department
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Phone: (301) 279-8000

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22683-police-officer-noah-leotta#ixzz3twEBC6UV

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