42nd public safety awards

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Honors Public Safety Officers (PHOTOS & 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 safety officers for their valiant efforts in 2015.42nd Annual Public Safety Awards

Officers and members of the crowd paid tribute to Officer Noah Leotta who died in the line of duty in December 2015. Officials including Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Representative John Delaney and Police Chief Tom Manger stressed the importance of passing stronger DUI laws to protect law enforcement officials and the public.

The highest honor was bestowed upon two Montgomery County Police officers who rescued an unconscious driver from a burning car on the beltway in September of 2015.

Typically, one recipient for the Gold Medal of Valor is chosen every year to recognize an act of bravery involving extreme personal risk that is above and beyond the call of duty. Take a look at the videos and pictures from the event below.

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MyMCMedia‘s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on a dedication ceremony for Police Officer Noah Leotta in Olney, an update on the Clarksburg Premium Outlets, the 50th anniversary of Leisure World and more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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Officials Dedicate Portion of Route 97 in Olney in Memory of Officer Noah Leotta (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

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State and local officials have unveiled a new sign dedicating a portion of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) in Olney to honor fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta. At the dedication ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan described Leotta as “a true Maryland hero.” Leotta was struck by a drunk driver on December 3, 2015, […]

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Police to Conduct Sobriety Check Point Tonight in Honor of Officer Leotta

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Montgomery County Police will conduct a sobriety check point tonight in partnership with officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Rockville Police Department, and Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department in memory of fallen Officer Noah Leotta. According to a news release, officers will be handing out cards that include a picture of Leotta, a message about […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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The latest episode of County Report This Week includes reports on Noah’s Law signing, the Westbard Sector Plan, the Carver bus depot and more. You can watch the show, below:

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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Noah's Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a bill signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Thursday to sign a series of bills into law. The Governor was joined by Senate President Mike Miller, Speaker of the House Michael Busch and members of the Maryland General Assembly. The family of Officer Noah Leotta also […]

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Man Pleads Guilty In Death of Officer Noah Leotta (VIDEO)

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In a packed Rockville courtroom on Wednesday afternoon, Luis Reluzco, the man charged with hitting and killing Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter. According to prosecutors, on Dec. 3rd Reluzco ordered five beers and five shots at a Hooters in Rockville, and allegedly struck Officer Noah Leotta shortly after leaving […]

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Noah's Law to be Signed by Governor Larry Hogan This Week (VIDEO)

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“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 […]

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Noah's Law

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On the last day of the legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed Noah’s Law. The legislation, named after fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, now goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his signature. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. Find out more, here. The General Assembly of […]

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Five Things to Know Today, March 29, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, March 29, in Montgomery County: 1. State senators unanimously passed Noah’s Law last night. 2. Volunteers are scheduled to paint storm drains with art in Kensington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. 3. You are invited to a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) wreath laying […]

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About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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