Not Guilty Plea Entered In Murder Of Everett PD Officer Dan Rocha

April 25, 2022

Police Blotter

Trail is set for May but will likely be pushed further back.

While he gave an initial indication that he would plead guilty during a hearing on April 19th, today the man charged with killing Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha on March 25 pleaded not guilty to:

  • 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
  • The judge set a trial date for May but that will likely be pushed out if the defense goes through with requests for a mental health evaluation and competency hearing.

    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.

    There is still time to donate to the Dan Rocha Memorial Fund. Here are the ways to donate.

    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


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