Jon Steven CoutchieLaguna Beach Police Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Reflections for Police Officer Jon Steven Coutchie
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
It has been almost three years since Jon's death. I served with Jon in the military. In the time that we served together, he became a friend and mentor. He will never be forgotten.
Detective Byron Williams
Decatur P.D. AL
May 25, 2016
I still remember the first day I saw you at the LBPD in the hallway ... with that smile of yours that was from ear to ear. Even after all the years that had passed since school, I recognized your face instantly. I'm proud and honored of the time I got to spend with you Jon! I miss you dearly and will never forget you. God bless you and RIP.
April 7, 2016
I will never forget you, I am inspired to be as selfless as you. I miss you everyday... I know that you are always watching over us.
March 22, 2016
Jon, almost 19 months since your EOW...still impossible to accept that you are gone...I miss you more than breathing... I love you and wish I could trade places with you so you could continue making a positve influence on all whose life path crossed yours...i am so very proud of you and you are my Hero always.
Mother of Fallen Officer Jon Coutchie
April 20, 2015
Rest in Peace Jon...... I am on the motorcycle unit in the Township of Hanover, New Jersey. This year I will be riding in your honor as I escort the bicyclists of the Police Unity Tour on their trek from New Jersey to Washington DC. God speed and prayers to your family and friends
Ptl Ray Reisen
May 2, 2014
Rest In Peace.....
John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
December 6, 2013
This song and video is for you, the Ranger Warrior on this Veterans' Day weekend. There are no words to adequately express how very proud I have always been, how proud I am, and how proud I will forever be, of both the Warrior and the Peacemaker you were Jon. The stenciling "Proud American" remains on your wall, below the Flag and above the Ranger scroll. No words for how much I miss you and how much I love my son.
November 10, 2013
Ti ricordo da bambino, bellissimo e divertente. I tuoi occhi hanno sempre sorriso, e quel sorriso e' impresso nel mio cuore e li' rimarra' per sempre.... Patrizia
November 4, 2013
é incredibile per noi pensare che tu non ci sia più. Nel nostro cuore ci saranno sempre la spensieratezza e la risata contagiosa di quando eri bambino. Siamo sicuri che anche da adulto, coraggioso Ranger e poliziotto, quel bambino meraviglioso era ancora dentro di te , nel tuo sorriso e nei tuoi occhi che non sono cambiati mai.
Vicenza , Italy
November 4, 2013
My dearest Jon,
Yesterday, when we all released the blue balloons, in memory of our Fallen loved ones, I knew your balloon was the one that shot up, reaching highest in the clear blue sky...and then when out of seemingly nowhere, an eagle flew straight in front of the balloons, I knew that was your way of saying "Hi Mom!". I smiled through my tears for missing you my son.
November 3, 2013
Just met your Mom today ,she is struggling right now to get through the days and nights.It is hard for those of us who are left behind to understand these things . Please watch over her and the rest of your family .We talked about how a lot alike our sons are and maybe you are up there sitting on a cloud with my son...playing jokes on everyone in Heaven. ..and how you have to be special just to be in law enforcement . ..RIP Gio
Mother of another fallen heroe Deputy James Tutino EOW 1/26/05
November 2, 2013
Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.
Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County NY, PD
October 30, 2013
Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.
My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.
Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
October 27, 2013
RIP Ofc. Coutchie. Thank you for your service to our community and country. My family and I still have you in our prayers.
Ofc. R. Nanadiego
State Park Peace Officer, CA State Parks, Doheny State Beach
October 25, 2013
God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 24, 2013
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Ranger in Afghanistsn and Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Rangers Lead The Way!
United States Border Patrol
October 15, 2013
God Bless you my brother in crime fighting. May your familly, friends and co-workers always remember your will to protect the community you served.
On behalf of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
God Bless you---
Sergeant Matthew Elash
October 14, 2013
Thank you for your service. May your loved ones find peace in this time of terrible loss.
October 13, 2013
ITS SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER FAR AWAY...
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
Seminole Co. S.O.
October 10, 2013
Deepest condolences and prayers to Offcr. Coutchie's family and colleagues. Rest in peace, Dep. Coutchie, and may your service and dedication be eternally remembered.
Chap. Jerry Steele
October 10, 2013
On behalf of the Stark County Sheriff and it's Honor Guard, we would like to extend our condolenses to all of those effected by this sudden loss.
Stark County Sheriff's Office
Deputy CD Newman
Honor Guard Compliance Officer
October 9, 2013
Rest in Peace
1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland
October 6, 2013
On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jon was killed.
To Jon's family and fellow officers, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Coutchie gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 23, 2013.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
October 4, 2013
RIP Officer Coutchie, you will be missed.
October 4, 2013
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