Noah Leotta, 24
Montgomery Maryland County Police Department
December 10, 2015 – Officer Noah Leotta was working as part of a Holiday Alcohol Task Force when he stopped a car driven by a suspected drunk driver. During the traffic stop Officer Leotta was struck and killed by a second drunk driver.
The man who struck Officer Leotta had been drinking for approximately four hours at a local Hooters restaurant before getting behind the wheel of his car to leave. Minutes later he struck and killed Officer Leotta. Immediately after the crash the drunk driver told officers he could not perform the requested field sobriety tests, citing that he couldn’t stand properly and that his balance was off because he’d had too much to drink. This was his third arrest for drunk driving.
Officer Leotta is survived by his parents and sister.
Author and former prosecutor Allison Leotta is married to Officer Noah Leotta’s cousin.