Memorial Service Information for Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil

By January 20, 2015LACoFD News, LG News

Brian K Kutil          

To honor the family and friends of Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department will provide a flag service and memorial service.

Flag Ceremony Details:
Location:      Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors Administrative HQ/ RBHQ in Marina del Rey
13837 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

When:         Thursday, January 22nd, 10AM

Parking:      Fisherman’s Village,
13737 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
**LA County Beaches and Harbors will waive parking fees in Fisherman’s Village**

Memorial Services Details:
Location:    Dockweiler Beach just South of the Youth Center

When:        Saturday, January 24th, 10AM

Parking:     Dockweiler Youth Center (Hyperion and Vista Del Mar)
12505 Vista Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90245

 Brief Bio:

Brian K. Kutil was born on November 17, 1972. He grew up in the city of El Segundo. Brian attended El Segundo High School and excelled as a swimmer and water polo player. He graduated high school in 1991. He attended El Camino College for 2 years where he was a member of the swim team. Brian was a college distance swimmer with his main event being the 1650yd freestyle. He was a Junior College All American his sophomore year at El Camino College. He then transferred to Cal State Bakersfield where he continued to excel as a swimmer. 
 
Brian became an LA County Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard in 1994. He was an outstanding Ocean Lifeguard Recurrent working for many years at Santa Monica South where he took on a leadership role amongst his peers. He became a an avid ocean paddler after being introduced to it from his lifeguard friends. He was promoted to the position of full time Ocean Lifeguard Specialist (OLS) in April of 2001 working for many years at Dockweiler Beach. He excelled as a beach OLS, but found his calling working as a deckhand in our Rescue Boat Section. He worked Baywatch Del Rey, Santa Monica and Cabrillo with his long time friend and Rescue Boat Captain Andrew Greger. 
 
Brian enjoyed surfing and traveled to exotic surf locations on trips with fellow lifeguards and friends. He saved countless lives over his career as a lifeguard and was always a joy to work with. He had an infectious smile, always laughing and making everyone around him laugh with him.
He is survived by his mother and father, along with his sister and 3 nephews.
He was beloved by all who new him and he will be sorely missed.
*Watch* Story on Brian from KTLA 5: CLICK HERE
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Feel free to use the below photos to honor Brian’s legacy!

BK Deckhand Memorial

BK Helo Ops

BK Baywatch Memorial

BK USCG Helo Memorial

Brian Kutil Memorial