CCSO and Allied Agencies to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Honor of Fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, in partnership with allied law enforcement agencies including the Montgomery County Police Department, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Department of Transportation Police, Maryland State Police and the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Wednesday, December 16. This checkpoint will be dedicated to honor the mission and memory of Officer Noah Leotta of the Montgomery County Police Department, who died on Dec. 10 as a result of injuries he sustained after being struck by an impaired driver on Dec. 3 during a special holiday patrol he was working focused on impaired driving.

Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Traffic Operations Unit will welcome  participating officers during a briefing starting at 6 p.m. at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Waldorf Station, 3670 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD.  The checkpoint will follow starting at a location in Waldorf at 7 p.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. A large photo of Officer Leotta will be displayed at the checkpoint to serve as a reminder of the consequences impaired driving can have on a community.

Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired to always designate a sober driver. Members of the media who want to cover this event should contact Diane Richardson, CCSO Media Relations at 301-609-6557 or email

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit      

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Diane Richardson