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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 […]

Officer Dan Rocha honored in congressional committee hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2023—Today, Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) honored fallen Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, 41, during a full House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing. “Officer Dan Rocha was dedicated to keeping Everett safe,” said Larsen, the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “On the day he passed, he was doing the […]

Thousands show respect to fallen Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha

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EVERETT, Wash., April 5, 2022 – The city of Everett was in mourning Monday as thousands gathered into Angel of the Winds Arena to memorialize Officer Dan Rocha who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the Everett community. The 41-year-old officer, father and husband was tragically gunned down, March 25, serving in the line of duty. […]

Memorial route and procession map released for Officer Dan Rocha

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EVERETT, Wash., April 2, 2022 – Expect street closures and traffic delays on Monday, April 4 for the memorial service for Officer Dan Rocha. The memorial will be held on Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at, Angel of the Winds Arena located at 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA 98201. The service will be open […]

Angel of the Winds Arena to host memorial for Officer Rocha

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EVERETT, Wash., March 29, 2022 – The memorial service for Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha will be held on Monday, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. at, Angel of the Winds Arena located at 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA 98201. The service will be open to the public. Further details will be released as they become […]

$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 […]

Everett Police announce memorial fund for the Rocha Family

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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 […]

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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