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Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy An investigation of the traffic death of Laguna Beach motor Officer Jon Coutchie last year concludes that a motorist was primarily at fault in the collision, but says Coutchie’s speed 30 m.p.h. over the posted limit was a contributing factor, according...

Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Since little vegetation has grown on hillsides due to the ongoing drought, goats used to thin brush in zones near homes will be moved out of the city to avoid overgrazing and until needed, the city manager’s report says. Police Memorial Installation Approaches Loma Terrace, a...

Officer Jon Coutchie

A group of 25 motorcyclists that included Laguna Beach police officers and their friends joined a 500-strong brigade on a 60-mile ride in Los Angeles to honor families of fallen officers last Saturday. Their participation is personal: Officer Jon Coutchie died last September in...

A Mother’s Gratitude for Expressions of Support

Editor, We, the family of Officer Jon Coutchie, would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the LBPD, the LBFD, the Laguna Beach business community and to the entire city of Laguna Beach for their wonderful, loving support, thoughtfulness and, for many,...

Public Memorial Today

Police Salute One of Their Own A phalanx of fellow motorcycle officers escorted the body of Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie back to familiar turf in Laguna Beach this past Tuesday, days after his death in the line of duty as a result of a traffic collision. The entire...

Laguna Mourns Officer’s Death

Flags were raised only to half-mast in Laguna Beach in recognition of the service of Officer Jon Coutchie, who died in the line of duty in a traffic collision late Saturday, the city manager announced on Monday. Informal shrines overflowed with flowers and flags at Cleo Street...