September 23, 2016
Portion of Maryland Route 97 Dedicated in Honor of Fallen Police Officer Noah A. Leotta
County Executive Ike Leggett along with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dedicated a portion of Maryland Route 97 (Georgia Avenue between the Inter County Connector and Emory Lane) in the Olney area to honor fallen Police Officer Noah A. Leotta. A drunk driver struck and killed Officer Leotta while he conducted drunk-driving enforcement in December of 2015. Following his death, Officer Leotta’s family, friends and fellow officers worked with state-elected officials to pass Senate Bill 945, the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 which is known as “Noah’s Law”. The governor signed the bill to go into effect on October 1.