December 11, 2015

Noah Leotta - Police Officer Fatality - Maryland

Noah Leotta
Police Officer Noah Leotta, age 24, died in the line of duty on December 10, 2015, at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Officer Leotta was a member of the Montgomery County Police Department. He had almost three years of service. 

On December 3, 2015, before 10:00 p.m., Noah was conducting a traffic stop in Rockville for the Holiday Alcohol Task Force. He had spoken to the driver of one vehicle and was getting back into his patrol car when he was struck by an another vehicle. 

Noah was rushed to a hospital in Bethesda where he was put on life support. Tragically, Noah succumbed to his injuries a week later. 

Luis Gustavo Reluzco, age 47, will be charged with impaired driving causing death. It is reported that he has two prior drunk driving convictions and a prior drug possession charge. 

Luis Gustavo Reluzco is innocent unless proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi or a bus; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Donations in Noah's memory can be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Noah graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland and attended Montgomery College. He interned at the police department for two years before he was hired in January of 2013. 

The Montgomery County Police Department is in mourning over the death of their
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray
for Noah and for those who have lost him.
young brother. Police officials describe Noah as a great cop who was a model officer. He was dedicated, professional, hard-working and caring. He will be forever remembered.

Noah's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Noah is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents and sister.

Thank you for your service to the community, Noah.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Noah.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Noah is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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