"It was quite the emotional drive,” Laguna Beach Police Captain Darin Lenyi told KYMA News 11, “as fire departments, local police departments and the California Highway Patrol lined portions of the roadway and overpasses as a tribute to our fallen officer.” Watch KYMA's video report here.
Donations are being sought to help defray funeral expenses for Coutchie's family, according to Kimberly Edds of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, which is collecting money on behalf of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association. They can be made through the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Memorial Fund. Checks may be made payable to AOCDS Memorial Fund, 1314 W. Fifth St., Suite A, Santa Ana, CA, 92703. Coutchie should be written in the memo part of the check. Online donations may be made through aocds.org.