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Police Officer Jon Steven Coutchie | Laguna Beach Police Department, California Laguna Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer

Jon Steven Coutchie

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Police Officer Jon Coutchie was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Cleo Street while looking for a speeding vehicle that had evaded other officers.

His motorcycle was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in the intersection.

Officer Coutchie was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Laguna Beach Police Department as a police officer for four years and had previously served with the agency as a part-time jailer for two years. He is survived by his parents and brother.

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I was sitting in from of my TV watching the afternoon newscast when the news came out about Jon's accident. At the time I was being processed for LASPD and I couldn't believe the news because I knew Jon. We worked together at Mrs. Gooch's in Beverly Hills in 1999. I remember Jon as a hard worker, self driven individual. I left the store and went somewhere else, ran into him a couple of times when I visited the store. Next year I am participating in the Police Unity Tour 2017. I have chosen Jon to be the Officer I ride for. My only regret is that I could not tell him in person I became a Police Officer too, but he knows that now. Will never forget.

Police Officer Claudia Mendoza
Los Angeles School Police Department
September 13, 2016


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