Blood drive honors fallen officer in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Police hosted a blood drive Wednesday in remembrance of a fallen officer.

24-year-old Noah Leotta was hit and killed by a drunk driver while pulling another driver over.

Since his death last December, the state increased drunk driving penalties with Noah’s Law.

This is the fourth blood drive Montgomery County Police have held in his honor, and Wednesday, more than 100 people signed up to give blood.

“We need donations on a constant, steady flow, so when those folks aren’t out donating, it kind of puts us in a little bit of a pinch,” said David Hull, Donor Recruitment Department with the American Red Cross.

“The response from the community has just been tremendous,” said Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti, Montgomery County Police. “We’ve filled up appointments in every blood drive we’ve done in his honor, and that’s just really great the community has come together to not only support the community, but again, in this officer’s name.”

The Red Cross said it typically sees a decrease in donations over the holidays because of vacations and travel.

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