On behalf of the Laguna Beach Police Employees’ Association and the families of Laguna Beach Police Officer Gordon French and Jon Coutchie, I thank you for your support and outpouring of love. The Police Department recently suffered a tragic loss of our second Police Officer in the line of duty, Motor Officer Jon Coutchie. As the healing process has progressed, there has been tremendous support for a memorial for Officer French and Coutchie and a place to reflect on the sacrifice our Police Department members make each day for this town.
With the assistance of members from the Laguna Beach Firefighter Association, City Arts Commission and residents in town, The Police Employees’ Association is now seeking your support in getting a permanent monument installed in front of our Police Department.
We have come to the point that we must now raise $40,000 to get the project built. Thank you to Allesandro and Mare Culinary Lounge for offering this venue as the first event to raise the funds to move forward with this art installation. We have established a charitable fund, the Laguna Beach Police Office Memorial Artwork Fund, at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, to collect tax-deductible donations for the project. $75.00 of each ticket to this event will go directly toward the Fund for the Memorial’s development, site preparation and installation. Please provide your name and address so the Laguna Beach Community Foundation can send you a thank you for your $75 tax-deductible donation. I appreciate the Laguna Beach Community Foundation’s partnership with this project to honor our town’s fallen officers.
If you are unable to attend the event but wish to donate you can forward your donations to the Laguna Beach Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1628, Laguna Beach, CA. 92652. Checks can be made to “LBCF-LB Police Officer Memorial Artwork Fund”. The Laguna Beach Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #20-6390272.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at this event.
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Laguna Beach Police Employees' Association
The Laguna Beach Police Employees' Association represents over seventy Police Department employees both sworn and professional staff. Our goal as an Association is to ensure that our membership receives the tools it needs to better serve and protect the public, our children, businesses, homes, property, and the dream of a better future for our families.