Latest Update In The On-Duty Killing Of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha

March 26, 2022

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update Saturday 03/26 2:00 AM: On Friday afternoon Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha was killed in an altercation with a man in the parking lot of the Starbucks at 10th and North Broadway. The man fled the scene and was arrested after a police pursuit through the streets of downtown Everett. Rocha had lived in Everett, Washington for more than 10 years. He joined the Everett Police Department in 2017 as a parking enforcement officer and became a police officer in 2019. Here is Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman speaking about Officer Rocha to the media Friday night.


 

Officer Dan Rocha. Photo courtesy Everett Police Department.

Last night Officer Rocha was transported from the scene to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. A member of the Everett Police Department will stand watch over Officer Rocha 24 hours a day until he is laid to rest.

A memorial for Officer Rocha is growing outside of the Everett Police north precinct.

An Everett Police SUV is parked in front of the Everett Police north precinct.

The address is 3002 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201.

Residents can drop off well wishes and flowers there if so desired. Officer Rocha leaves behind a wife and two sons.

More details regarding a fund for Officer Rocha’s family will be forthcoming soon as well as plans for a memorial service.

We’ll provide updates on the fund and memorial plans as they are made available.

Shortly after 1:30 AM Saturday a 50-year-old suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. An initial probable cause hearing will happen Sunday with a formal PC hearing likely Monday afternoon.



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