(L.A.) Jonathan Buchan, 33, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-00781

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 33-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Jonathan Buchan. Born in L.A. County.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Head

RIP JONATHAN WILLIAM BUCHAN (August 30, 1989 – January 20, 2023)

Survived by parents Kenneth and Cynthia Buchan.

Buchan was an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who shot himself inside Mabel’s Roadhouse, a bar in Saugus, sometime between 1:10 and 1:27 am Friday, in an apparent suicide.

Saugus is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California.

The decedent served two tours in Afghanistan during his four years in the Marines and had three and a half years with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

Buchan was not assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at the time of his death.


One of the 69 graduates of LASD Academy Class No. 443 ⬆️

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