Deputy Sheriff Oscar Walter Rocha

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Walter Rocha

Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Oscar Walter Rocha

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Rocha died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California.

He remained on a ventilator for approximately one month before passing away.

Deputy Rocha had served with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for 25 years and was planning on retiring in January 2021. He is survived by his wife, son, two stepchildren, and parents.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 30, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I just want to say thank you! For your sacrifice, this world wouldn't go around without people like you. Once again thanks for your bravery.

Vincent Wilson.
Civilian

February 23, 2021

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