Rocha Memorial Fund Still Accepting Donations

April 19, 2022

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100% of the funds will honor Officer Rocha who was killed in the line of duty on March 25, 2022 in Everett, WA and support the family. The fund was created in partnership with Victim Support Services, Coastal Community Bank and the City of Everett. Click photo to make an online donation.

On a day when the attorney for the man witnessed killing Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha on March 25th indicated at an arraignment hearing that he intended to plead guilty, wanted to take a moment to remind you that there is still time to donate to the Rocha Memorial Fund.

That fund has been established to honor him and provide some measure of support to his family.

Here’s a reminder from the City of Everett about the fund that is being overseen in a partnership with Victim Support Services, Coastal Community Bank and the City of Everett.

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.

Here is the link to donate online.

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

Judge Ellis listens as Public Defender Natalie Tarantino advises of her clients plans to enter a formal plea of guilty at a future hearing.

In the latest update on the case today was the initial arraignment for the suspect.

It was a video arraignment with the defendant at the jail with his attorneys and Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis in her courtroom.

As proceedings began Public Defender Natalie Tarantino advised Judge Ellis that the defendant planned to plead guilty to all three charges.

  • Aggravated First-Degree Murder with a firearm
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the second degree
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Manufacture or Deliver- Firearm Allegation
  • That led to a continuation of the arraignment which has been scheduled for next Monday April 25th in Snohomish County Superior Court.


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