GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Family, friends and the community gathered Tuesday to say goodbye to fallen Montgomery County police officer Noah Leotta.
Calling hours were held Tuesday afternoon for 24-year-old Leotta.
Leotta was hit by a car while working on a drunken-driving task force. He died in the hospital nearly a week later.
Friends of Leotta were surprised when the Olney native told everyone he wanted to join the county police force but took comfort knowing he died doing what he loved.
His funeral Tuesday was held at the "Covenant Life" Church, in Gaithersburg. He was later laid to rest at the Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney.
An hour before the funeral, Montgomery County residents began lining the streets of Downtown Olney to pay their respects.