This Weekend Turn Everett Blue To Show Support For Everett Police

March 30, 2022


Officer Dan Rocha. Photo courtesy Everett Police Department.

We’re encouraging people in Everett to change their porch lights to blue this weekend.

While they last Platt Electric in Everett will have free blue light bulbs Thursday at 7 AM.

The Totem Diner has added big blue ribbons and will have a limited supply of free blue light bulbs available starting at 7 AM.

You can add a strip of blue painter’s tape to the windows of your home or business.

Switch your porch light to blue this weekend. would like to encourage those who live, drive or own businesses in Everett, Washington to display blue this Friday through Monday to show support for the members of the Everett Police Department.

Last Friday Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha was killed in the line of duty and a convicted felon has been charged with first degree murder. A public memorial to honor Officer Rocha is set for Monday April 4th at 1 PM at the Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett.

A Memorial fund has been established to honor Dan Rocha and provide support for his family. You can click here to learn more about the various ways you can donate to that fund.

Sunday night (4/3) at 7:30 PM the folks who bring you Cruzin’ to Colby are inviting people to a candlelight vigil at the corner of Wall and Wetmore in front of the Everett Police north precinct where flowers, memories and well wishes have been growing since last Friday night.

We’d love to see blue porch lights, blue ribbons and reader board messages with blue spread across the City of Everett from Friday through Monday.

Thanks to Keve Anshutz and the folks at Platt Electric Supply in Everett we’ve been able to secure several hundred blue light bulbs which we will give away starting Thursday morning so Everett residents can turn their porch lights blue.

You can pick up a free bulb while supplies last at Platt Electrical at 3620 McDougal Avenue in Everett beginning at 7 AM Thursday (3/31). Also, at 7:00 AM the Totem Diner at 4410 Rucker Avenue in Everett will have blue light bulbs available. One bulb per household while they last.

We encourage other business owners to pick up blue light bulbs and make them available at their business and if you can’t find or get bulbs you can put a positive message on your reader board and accent it with blue bunting or ribbon.

Another suggestion we’ve received and want to pass along is to put a thin strip of blue painter’s tape across the windows of your business or along the back window of your vehicle to display your support.

Let’s turn Everett blue this weekend as a visible sign of support for the men and women of the Everett Police Department.

Thanks for taking a moment to consider this idea. Leland Dart, Publisher

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