A Sad Anniversary As One Year Ago, EPD Officer Dan Rocha Killed In Line Of Duty

March 25, 2023

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Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. Photo courtesy Everett Police.

It’s been a rough week for Everett Police and today may also prove challenging as it marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha. The trial of the admitted murderer of Dan Rocha is underway in Superior Court in Everett, Washington.

Officer Rocha left behind a wife and two sons. He was well liked and respected and began his career with the City of Everett, Washington Police Department as a Parking Enforcement Officer in 2017. In 2018 he graduated from the Police Academy and became a sworn Everett Police Officer, first working in south Everett and then moving to work day shift in the northern portion of the city.

A memorial service to honor Officer Rocha was held in downtown Everett, Washington on April 4th of last year. Thousands attended to pay their respects including officers from New York, Dallas and Mounties from Canada.

Today Everett Police marked the one-year anniversary by making a simple post on Facebook saying “Today we honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha EOW 3/25/2022”

Photo credit: Everett Police Facebook Feed


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