GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mourners are gathering for the funeral of a Maryland police officer who died after being hit by car driven by a suspected drunken driver.
The funeral for 24-year-old Officer Noah Leotta was to be held Tuesday morning at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, followed by burial at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney.READ MORE: ‘Tremendous Loss’ Violence Prevention Worker Killed In East Baltimore Mass Shooting
Leotta died last Thursday, one week after being hit by an SUV while conducting a traffic stop as part of a drunken-driving task force.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Wind Chill To Bring Bitter Cold Friday
The case is still under investigation and the driver has not yet been charged.
But Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger has said the driver had been arrested twice before for driving under the influence.MORE NEWS: Here's How To Prevent The Cold Snap From Freezing Your Pipes
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