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Laguna Beach motorcycle officer honored with large motorcade

Friends and family of fallen Laguna Beach motorcycle officer Jon Coutchie gathered to honor the 42-year-old Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
September 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A large motorcade was held in Orange County Tuesday as police accompanied the body of a fallen officer from the coroner's office to the mortuary.

Officials from many different agencies took place in the procession, paying tribute to Laguna Beach motorcycle officer Jon Coutchie.

The 42-year-old former U.S. Army Ranger is the first Laguna Beach officer to die in the line of duty in 60 years.

Coutchie was killed following a crash involving a pickup truck at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Cleo Street Saturday.

Police said Coutchie was going northbound on South Coast Highway trying to locate a speeding vehicle that had eluded another officer, when his motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck that attempted to make a turn. He died at the scene.

A private viewing was held at the mortuary in Long Beach Tuesday.

A funeral service was scheduled for Friday.


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