Leck's neighbor, Eve Burcosky, said Leck moved in with his mother after his father died a few years ago. She said mother and son were "best friends."
"I feel bad for her. I haven't seen no signs of her," Burcosky said. "She probably hasn't left his side at the hospital."
State Police guards have not left Leck's side either while he's been hospitalized, said State Police spokesman Cpl. Gerry McShea. Police scheduled a bedside arraignment for Leck in the hospital Monday on charges of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and related offenses, McShea said.
Police said they are awaiting blood work to determine what Leck's blood-alcohol content was during the crash and if he was under the influence of any controlled substances. Police have not said where Leck was before the crash.
Burcosky, whose own son was killed four years ago by a drunken driver when he was just 14, said she didn't know Leck as the type to drink or drive recklessly.
"I never seen him racing up the street," she said. "He was a man that went to work every day. They always think it's a scumbag, but this is a good guy."
Leck's boss at NCB Management Services Inc., president and chief executive Marcelo Aita, said he wasn't aware of any substance-abuse issues in Leck's life. He described Leck as a "long-term employee" who worked for the company for "quite some time."
"Yeah, this was surprising and tragic, it's not something we would expect in any way," Aita said. "It's a human tragedy for everyone involved."
Aita pointed from the front-lobby window of the Trevose-based company to the flagpole outside.
"It's a small gesture, but today we fly our flag at half-mast for the officer," he said.
Back in Leck's neighborhood, a 32-year-old neighbor who asked not to be identified couldn't get over the fact that it was Leck who took an officer's life, allegedly in a drunken-driving crash.
"I was extremely shocked. He was a very nice, quiet, hardworking man," the neighbor said. "An accident is an accident, but the DUI part doesn't help."
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