Transportation & Examinations

In July of 2012, Cochise County entered into a contract with the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner to provide Medical Examiner services within Cochise County. As a result of this contract, in cases such as these, Cochise County is required to transport the individual to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, located at 2825 E. District Street, Tucson, AZ, for the needed examination(s).

In order to ensure that Cochise County residents are not impacted by this contract financially, Cochise County has established contracts with five area funeral homes to provide for the transportation of medical examiner cases to and from Pima County and Cochise County, free of charge to all County residents. Funeral homes are selected to transport cases based on a monthly rotating schedule and on the location of the death.


Family Identification Meetings

An immediate family member of a decedent, who is in the physical possession of the Office of the Medical Examiner, may request a meeting with the medical examiner to examine photographs or videos of the decedent or distinguishing marks, or any other information, to assist the family in making identification.  Cochise County contracts with the Pima County to provide medical examiner services.  For more information about making such a request the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner can be reached online, or by telephone at 520-243-8600. Please find the information on the Pima County Medical Examiner’s webpage.

Statutory Rights of Immediate Family Members