A large display of flowers, photos and candles has been growing at the corner of Coast Highway and Cleo Street where Coutchie lost his life. People have also left flowers and hand-written messages of condolence in the lobby of the Laguna Beach Police Department.
A group of officers from the Tustin Police Department came by the police station Monday and left a wreath in memory of Coutchie.
"It is a sad time in Laguna Beach," said Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig in a statement released Monday.
"The City Council and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Officer Coutchie," said Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson. "This tragedy is an important reminder of how our police department puts its life on the line each and every day to protect all of us."
Mayor Kelly Boyd, who has been traveling abroad, has also offered his condolences to Officer Coutchie’s family, the Police Department, and the community.
Governor Brown issued the following statement as well regarding Coutchie's death:
"Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to Officer Coutchie's loved ones. As we mourn the loss of Officer Coutchie, we commit to honoring his service and remembering his sacrifice."
State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris also released the following statement:
"Officer Coutchie’s death is a tragic loss. I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in the Laguna Beach Police Department. The people of California will always remember and honor his service."
In honor of Officer Coutchie, state government flags in Sacramento will be flown at half-staff.
Flags in front of City Hall and the Main Beach lifeguard tower are also being flown at half-staff, and Pietig has ordered that city flags elsewhere be similarly be flown in recognition of Officer Coutchie’s service and the loss of his life in the line of duty.
"The Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Coutchie, but has already set a high standard to continue policing the community while persevering through this tragedy."