Camp Verde Man Formally Charged With Murder In Connection With Jody Makuch’s Death

The man connected to the death of Cottonwood Police Commander Jody Makuch has been formally indicted in the case. The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office says 41-year-old Jason Engel of Camp Verde has been charged with one count of second degree murder and five counts of endangerment. Makuch was riding his motorcycle, off-duty, through Cottonwood on […]

Cottonwood Police Warn Of Scammers Trying To Benefit Off Officers Death

The Cottonwood Police Department says scammers are trying to benefit off the tragic loss of Commander Jody Makuch last week. Authorities say scammers are calling people and asking for their credit card information representing themselves as someone from Law Enforcement Heroes or law enforcement on behalf of Jody Makuch. Law Enforcement Heroes, nor anyone else […]

Cottonwood Police Officer Jody Makuch Killed In An Off-Duty, Head-On, Accident

Cottonwood Police have lost one of their own. Police say Commander Jody Makuch (MUH-KOOCH) was riding his motorcycle, off-duty, through Cottonwood Monday when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head-on. Makuch was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center and passed away from his injuries. The driver, 41-year-old Jason Howard Engel of Camp […]