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Police Officer Jon Steven Coutchie

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Jon Steven Coutchie

Officer Coutchie,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death 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 Afghanistan and Iraq. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Rangers Lead The Way!

United Border Patrol

September 21, 2023

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Coutchie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 19, 2020

I remember Couchie from basic training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. He was the oldest but one of the strongest people there. I can still here the drill sergeant: “Couchie’s thougher than woodpecker lips”. He was some kind of hero really.

Jeff Skinner

March 2, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Coutchie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

You joined a great brotherhood in Batt serving the Nation.

You joined a great brotherhood serving society.

Thank You for your constant commitment and dedication to others.



September 23, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 21, 2017

Officer Mendoza,
I just read what you wrote Jon and I want to thank you for honoring him in this year's Police Unity Ride. I have no doubt he will be there beside you the whole way. Thank you from all my family. Prrhaps one day I can thank you in person. Stay safe!

Luciana Coutchie
Fallen Officer Jon Coutchie's Mom

April 14, 2017

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
Hanover Twp

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.

Luciana Coutchie

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

d'amato patrizia

November 4, 2013

Caro Gio
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.

Sissi Cavalieri
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

Maureen Tutino
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.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

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