- ARTICLE UPDATE [6:05 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022] Added video from memorial in front of North Precinct.
- ARTICLE UPDATE [11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022] Added statement from Everett Police Chief Templeman.
EVERETT, Wash., March 26, 2022 – Today, the Everett Police Department announced that a memorial for Officer Dan Rocha is in front of the North Precinct located at 3002 Wetmore Ave in Everett.
Officer Rocha was born in Santa Barbara, Cali. and grew up in Los Angeles. He has served with the department since 2017 and lived in Everett for over a decade. He joined as a parking enforcement officer and in 2018 became a fully commissioned law enforcement officer. Officer Rocha is survived by his wife and two sons.
Statement from Everett Police Chief Templeman
“Yesterday our community lost a hero. Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha #1470 was fatally shot while doing his job – protecting and serving the community he loved. Officer Rocha was honored to wear the badge and proud to be a police officer in Everett. He was well-liked, highly respected by his co-workers and truly loved serving our residents. There are no words to make sense of this tragedy or to ease the pain for Officer Rocha’s grieving family. Officer Rocha was a loving husband and father and a role model for his two sons. They should be very proud of their dad, as he gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community. I ask that you keep Officer Rocha’s family and the men and women of the Everett Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as we all process this horrible tragedy. Officer Rocha will be missed, but not forgotten…”
Facebook Post from Everett Police
The Facebook posts reads, “For those in the community who would like to honor Officer Dan Rocha, we have set up a memorial in front of our North Precinct (3002 Wetmore Ave). We invite the public to leave flowers, messages, or any means of support they would like to show. Information on an official support fund for Officer Rocha’s family will be coming soon.”