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Police Officer III Noah Aaron Leotta

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer III Noah Aaron Leotta

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Leotta!!!

Nebraska Police Department

December 11, 2015

Such a tragedy. It is time in america that we increase the penalties for DUI related Homicide!

RIP Officer Noah Leotta

I pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at your murderers flesh and that of his/her children!

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

December 11, 2015

Rest in Peace - Young Brother

Lieutenant Mark A. Pacini
Ocean City Police - Maryland

December 11, 2015

Officer Noah Leotta, it is with a heavy heart that we say good-bye to you, but your service to your community will live on in the hearts of all who knew you. You are now an angel of heaven and forever with god. You will be truly missed but never forgotten.

Naomi m. Ryan
Wife of former Secret Service Police Officer William Ryan

December 11, 2015

Your family and friends, your colleagues, and your community will all miss a fine young officer. I am so sorry for your tragic loss and my deepest sympathy to your family and friends. Thank you for your service to our community. To your fellow officers in blue, please know that we do not take you for granted and are thankful you are out there every day and night.


December 11, 2015

I have started really disliking saying this to my dead brother's family, he is resting in the arm of God now. I know this is not much councilation for your loss. But just remember th are hundreds of thousands of he brothers and sisters that are out there grieving with you, they have lot a brother to a brother that will always be connected to them by a thin but unbreakable thin blue line. THEY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM OR WHO HE WAS, OR HIS NAME. WE LOVED OUR BROTHER !!!!! I pray God grace is with you. I know the hearts and sorriers his blue family are with you and you son. Again his EOW many ended here but he with be in the room call room with God. God bless you ab
No your family

Major Joe Whala ( Ret )
Idabel Police Dept. ( Oklahoma )

December 11, 2015

R.I.P Brother

Cpl. Thompson
Marlow Heights Police Dept

December 11, 2015

Thank you for your service, Officer.

Park Manager Wendy Justice
New Mexico State Parks

December 11, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 11, 2015

With saddened hearts Officer Noah Leotta has gone.
10-42...... Thank you for your services. You will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Arrow Security Officer

December 11, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

December 11, 2015

Officer Leotta,

Your sacrifice and your dedicated service to Maryland and the DC region will never be forgotten.

Yesterday I had the unfortunate responsibility of placing a mourning band across my badge to honor you. Towards the end of my shift I arrested an extremely intoxicated drunk driver, something I don't have the opportunity to do very often in my current assignment. It was sweet justice knowing I took a drunk driver off the streets on the same day you made the ultimate sacrifice because of one.

You will never be forgotten and the fight to keep these killers off the streets will continue. We will continue your fight!

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

December 11, 2015

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

December 11, 2015

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J.P.D.

December 11, 2015

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the MCPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 11, 2015

We cannot find words to convey our sorrow at Noah's passing~the loss is deep for his family and his brothers & sisters who now have his watch.
God welcomes another hero home


December 11, 2015

Noah, you were a great cop and a even better person. I can't think of a single time that you did not have a smile on your face. Your hard work and dedication will not be forgotten, your legacy will live on. Last night myself and Jim had the honor of standing guard for you at the OCME. Rest easy brother, we have it from here. God bless you.

PO2 Burnett 2737

December 11, 2015

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

December 11, 2015

I never met the man but I am sure he was a great cop and want to serve and protect the innocent

Civilian Connor Terrell

December 11, 2015

R.I.P. my Brother in Blue

Deputy Richard Ferrino III
Galveston County Sheriff's Office

December 11, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, my thought are with you at this time.

Jacqueline Rebel survivor
Arizona Department of Public Safety

December 11, 2015

RIP Officer Leotta, may your love of this profession be an inspiration to us all. God bless you and your family, MCPD, and all the officers at 4D.

Fellow Officer

December 11, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Noah.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 11, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

December 11, 2015

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