Remembering Officer 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.
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”
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.
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
Road and parking closures for the service
Sunday, April 3 starting at 10 p.m.:
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
View a map of the road closures at everettwa.gov/RochaMemorialMap
- Officer Rocha’s memorial information (Everett Police, March 29)
- Officer Rocha moved to a private funeral home, official memorial fund now available (Everett Police, March 27)
- SMART Investigating Shooting Death of a Everett Police Officer (Snohomish County, March 25)
- Everett Officer killed in the Line of duty (Everett Police, March 25)