Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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


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.


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Cpl. G.J.Hart
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.
God bless.

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.

Cadet B.Jehoich
Tustin PD

October 4, 2013

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers are with the Family, Friends, and His Co-Workers.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

October 3, 2013

Our entire Unit sends our prayers to the family of PO Coutchie and our support to the LBPD. Your service to this Country will always be honored. RIP our brother.

Commander Griffin / Field Services
MPS / DOPS Special Ops

October 3, 2013

Rest In Peace...

John Ruth AEMD, Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

October 3, 2013



October 3, 2013

RIP Officer Coutchie

Police Explorer

October 3, 2013

On behalf of Session #55 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York, please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Officer Jon Coutchie, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. His courage and sacrifice was a true credit to our profession. May he rest in peace.

Session 55
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy

October 2, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

September 30, 2013

I had the honor of meeting Officer Coutchie's family and participating in the ceremonies for his final resting place in my home tome. What a wonderful group of people his coworkers friend and family are. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Heather Redden
Yuma Police Department, Yuma, Az

September 29, 2013



September 28, 2013

Rest in peace oh mighty warrior for your duty is done, we have your watch. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Robert W Richardson
Los Angeles World Airports Police

September 27, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly Jr., Supervisory FAM
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 27, 2013

Officer Coutchie,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, friends, and colleagues.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio

September 26, 2013

Condolences and prayers the the family and Laguna Beach Police Dept.

Jesse Y. Leal, #4114

September 26, 2013

Rest in peace, God loves and welcomes HEROES

Trooper, badge 351 (ret)

September 26, 2013

Jon, you were a great officer, an adventurer, a real go getter. I will always remember the guidance and advice you gave me after our academy days. I will miss you, Laguna Beach has lost a great man but I know you will be standing guard at the pearly gates wearing that badge and flashing that smile. Thank you for your service and being my friend and mentor.

Deputy J. Lara
Orange County Sheriff's Department

September 25, 2013

Saddened to hear of this loss. My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Coutchie.

James Bourque, Correctional Counselor
USDOJ/Fed. Bureau of Prisons (Ret.)

September 25, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

September 25, 2013

Police Officers are here to preserve order and keep us safe. God has earned a solider on this day. Our deepest prayers gp out,to,the family, friends and colleagues of this hero for their ultimate sacrafice of putting his/her life on the line for the safety of the community.

Heald College Capstone Class Modesto, CA 2013

Heald College Modesto, CA
Capstone Class

September 25, 2013

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