Remembering Officer Rocha

Officer Dan Rocha

The City is working to ensure we can respect the family’s wishes to remember and honor the life of Officer Dan Rocha. The City is proud to cover the cost of the memorial service. The support of the private sector and community is still needed to ensure Officer Rocha’s family is taken care of. Donations will directly support Officer Rocha’s family and honor the ultimate sacrifice he gave for our community.

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION HERE

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 

Our community has 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.

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

The memorial service for Officer Dan Rocha will be held on Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at Angel of the Winds Arena (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA 98201). The service will be open to the public. 


Procession information

A procession will precede Officer Rocha's memorial service. The procession will start at 1302 SE Everett Mall Way shortly after 11:00 a.m. 

A procession Map can be found here

We encourage our community to line the streets along SE Everett Mall Way, Evergreen Way, and Rucker Avenue to show your support as the procession follows the route starting at 11:00 a.m.


Road and parking closures for the service

Sunday, April 3 starting at 10 p.m.:

  • Wall Street closed between Oakes Avenue and Broadway
  • Lombard Avenue closed between Pacific Avenue and Wall Street

Monday, April 4 starting at 8 a.m.:

  • Wall Street closed between Wetmore Avenue and Broadway
  • Wall Street closed between Broadway Avenue and McDougall Avenue
  • Hewitt Avenue closed between Wetmore Avenue and Broadway
  • Rockefeller Avenue closed between Wall Street and California Avenue
  • Oakes Avenue closed between Wall Street and California Avenue
  • 2700 block of Oakes Avenue closed
  • 2800 block of Lombard Avenue closed

 View a map of the road closures at everettwa.gov/RochaMemorialMap


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