GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- At a blood drive in honor of his son, the father of fallen Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta spoke to WUSA9 about the memory of his son.
For Rich Leotta, his was son also was his best friend. But he is able to take solace in the fact Noah died doing what he loved.
"Noah loved his job with a passion. He loved his family, he loved his girlfriend, he loved life. He was in a good spot in life. I would see him every day. He was my pal he was my best friend," Rich Leotta said. "We did everything together, we played golf, we did sports, we did walks, we did talks, we went to the movies. And because of his profession we had some very deep discussions about life."
Friday's blood drive was the second blood drive organized by Montgomery County police to honor Leotta. His father said his son was an organ donor and the blood drive helps honor Leotta's goal of saving lives.