Congressman Larsen Honors Fallen Everett PD Officer Dan Rocha

March 1, 2023

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Word in that yesterday Congressman Rick Larsen honored fallen Everett Police officer Dan Rocha during a Congressional Committee hearing. Here’s what happened courtesy of Congressman Larsen’s office.

Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. Photo courtesy Everett Police.

Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) honored Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha during a full House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing. Officer Rocha was killed in the line of duty while responding to an incident near Everett Community College on March 25, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Kelli; his two young sons, Thomas and Harrison; and a large extended family.

“Officer Dan Rocha was dedicated to keeping Everett safe,” said Larsen, the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “On the day he passed, he was doing the job he loved – serving and protecting his community. I know the women and men of the Everett Police Department will continue to carry on Officer Rocha’s legacy by upholding the Department’s commitment to service, integrity, professionalism and honor.”

During today’s hearing, Committee members unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution to authorize the use of U.S. Capitol grounds for the 42nd annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service in May. The service, which is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, will honor federal, state and local law enforcement officers who lost their lives while performing their duties in 2022. Rocha is one of four police officers from Washington state who were killed in the line of duty in 2022.

Last year, Larsen joined Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and members of Washington state’s congressional delegation to honor Officer Rocha and Pierce County Deputy Sheriff Dom Calata, who was killed in the line of duty in March 2022.

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