Everett Police announce memorial fund for the Rocha Family

EVERETT, Wash., March 27, 2022 – The Everett Police Department has announced the official memorial fund to support the family of Officer Dan Rocha. To donated visit https://www.everettwa.gov/2847/Remembering-Officer-Rocha or click the link below.

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO Dan Rocha Memorial Fund

Today Officer Rocha was transported privately in a movement with honors by the Everett Police Honor Guard. He was moved to a private funeral home for the family and there will not be a public viewing at this time.

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.

Other ways to donate: 

  • All branches of Coastal Community Bank are accepting donations of checks and cash to the fund. Make checks payable to “VSS-Dan Rocha Memorial”
  • The City of Everett will accept checks or cash donations at the Clerks Office:
    • 2930 Wetmore Ave. Suite 1-A Everett, WA. 98201
    • Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for walk-ins
      • By appointment only from 12 p.m. through 1 p.m.
      • To schedule an appointment please call 425-257-8610

A message from Chief Dan Templeman

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.

A message from Mayor Cassie Franklin

I am devastated by the loss of Officer Dan Rocha, a valued member of our Everett Police Department who was killed today in the line of duty. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones, as well as our entire Everett Police Department grieving this senseless loss. Our police officers bravely put themselves in harm’s way to keep every one of us safe. When one of our heroes falls, it causes a ripple of grief felt by our entire community. We are heartbroken, and honor Officer Rocha’s memory, legacy, and ultimate sacrifice in service to our city. 

Memorial event information

Memorial event information coming soon. To show support, a current memorial site can be found at: 3002 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201

Photo of memorial in front of Evertt Police North Precinct. Credit: Lynnwood Times|Mario Lotmore.

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