Dozens Give Blood in Honor of Officer Noah Leotta (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
The Montgomery County Police Department hosted a Blood Drive, along with the Red Cross, on Jan. 29th at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg. Police Spokesperson Rick Goodale said dozens of people signed up to give the gift of life. One of the officers giving blood today was Jamie Rohsner, who said it was important for her to be there because she worked with Officer Leotta in Wheaton.
Police said 67 pints of blood were collected at this event.
Officer Noah Leotta Memorial Blood Drive -67 pints of blood collected. TY to everyone who honored Noah by donating. pic.twitter.com/wSfQnnxJgt
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) January 29, 2016
A Hooters restaurant located on Rockville Pike could potentially lose its liquor license for allegedly over-serving an intoxicated patron who has plead guilty to driving and fatally striking Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta in December 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Kathie Durbin, division chief at the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, talks […]
“Noah’s Law” was passed by the Maryland General Assembly on April 11th. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Officer Noah Leotta’s father, Rich Leotta, says that the law is scheduled to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan on May 19th and will go into effect October […]
Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta’s name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Officer Leotta was on duty last December when he was struck by a vehicle while working a Holiday Alcohol Task Force in Rockville. He died from his injuries a few days later. Next week is […]
Thousands Raised for Scholarship Fund at Heroes Benefit Honoring Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
UPDATED More than 300 first responders, family, friends, and residents turned out for a Heroes Benefit event, which was held in honor of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta on Sunday. The event was held at the Ballroom at Wheaton Glen. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Heroes, Inc. […]
Here are five things to know today, April 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Some Bethesda residents are asking County Council members to delay a vote on the Westbard Sector Plan. A Save Westbard protest is planned today and tomorrow at the Giant Food Store’s parking lot on Westbard Avenue. 2. County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and […]
The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed Noah’s Law today, toughening drunk driving laws, according to Police Chief Tom Manger. It now goes to the Senate. Manger tells us more, including what the law means to him personally and professionally, in this MyMCMedia Extra video:
Nearly 1,300 people turned out for the 42nd Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday in Bethesda. The event was hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and took place at the North Bethesda Marriott on 5701 Marinelli Road. National, state and local officials as well as business leaders took time to honor public […]
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger has been an outspoken advocate of tougher DUI laws after the death of Officer Noah Leotta. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Manger discusses what he plans to do when he travels to Annapolis on March 10 to meet with members of the Maryland Senate. Related:
The Maryland State House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved, “Noah’s Law” on March 3. The law is named after Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in a collision on Dec. 3, 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, a sponsor of the bill, talks about the details behind “Noah’s Law.” A version […]
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger testified about strengthening DUI laws in Annapolis on Wednesday, including “Noah’s Law.” Following his testimony, Chief Manger along with the parents of Officer Noah Leotta, and other Maryland public safety officials held a news conference to discuss the importance of tougher DUI laws. “If this was just about one […]