EVERETT, Wash. –The memorial for Officer Dan Rocha will be held on Monday, April 4 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, and the doors open at 12:00 p.m.
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. The staging will begin at 8:00 a.m., and while the staging area won't be open to the public, members of the media are welcome to set up at W Mall Dr and SE Everett Mall Way. This location will give you a view into the staging area and a place for capturing the start of the procession. There will be a PIO, Julio Cortez (425) 320-9147, from the City of Everett Communications team available for media.
Maps of the procession route can be found here https://bit.ly/3j0HyGk
For the memorial at Angel of the Winds Arena, we recommend members of the media set up at the Northeast corner of Hewitt Ave and Oakes Ave. This location will provide a view of the garrison flag and procession. Everett Police PIO Kerby Duncan, (425) 512-7098, will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. After 12:00 p.m. Everett Fire PIO Rachael Doniger, (425) 512-3758, will be available until 3:00 p.m. Weather is expected to be heavy rains, wind, and thunderstorms. It may be prudent to bring appropriate gear and shelter.
There will be numerous road closures around the arena; parking will be impacted. Maps of road closures can be found here https://bit.ly/3LBDPeN
No still photography will be allowed inside of the arena.