Commander Jody Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head on. - Image courtesy of Cottonwood (AZ) Police Department / Facebook. 

Commander Jody Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head on.

Image courtesy of Cottonwood (AZ) Police Department / Facebook. 

An off-duty officer with the Cottonwood (AZ) Police Department died in a head on-vehicle collision while riding his personally-owned motorcycle over the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

The agency said on its Facebook page that Commander Jody Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head on.

Makuch was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The agency's social media post said, " Please keep the Makuch family and the Cottonwood Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate this very difficult time.

The suspect driver is in custody and being processed for DUI by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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