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Officer Dan Rocha: End of Watch two years ago on March 25

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EVERETT—Two years ago on March 25, 2022, Officer Dan Rocha, 41, was shot and killed by Richard James Rotter following gunfire in a Starbucks parking lot across the street from the Everett Community College campus. Rotter was found guilty of aggregated first-degree murder on Monday, April 3, 2023, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. […]

Officer Dan Rocha and 555 others, gone, but never forgotten

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2023—Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, along with 555 other fallen officers, were honored during the 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil held on Saturday, May 13, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Officer Daniel Rocha, along with the names of Thomas Wray and Jordan Jackson of Bellevue PD, Daryl Shuey and Dominique Calata of […]

Guilty verdict in the murder Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha

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EVERETT, Wash., April 3, 2023—A jury found Richard Rotter, the prime suspect behind the on-duty murder of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, to be guilty of aggregated first degree murder on Monday, April 3. “Today’s verdict comes with mixed feelings,” Everett Police Chief Dan Templman released in a statement. “While on one hand, I am […]

$5 million bail set for alleged cop killer

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EVERETT, Wash., March 28, 2022 – Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui set bail at $5 million for alleged cop killer, Richard James Rotter. He is facing a life sentence for the charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, 1st degree murder and 2nd degree murder. Capital punishment in the state of Washington was abolished […]

Suspect in slaying of Officer Rocha identified as Richard James Rotter

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EVERETT, Wash., March 26, 2022 – According to Snohomish County records, a person named Richard James Rotter was arrested for the murder of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. Rotter led a two-and-a-half-mile chase hitting multiple vehicles in an attempt to elude police. He was eventually apprehended at 35th and Rucker in Everett fifteen minutes following […]

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