Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dan Rocha

Everett Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, March 25, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Dan Rocha

I knew Danny when we were kids. He was a good kid. He was funny and nice and he will be missed. Love you Danny

Julie M Smith

June 9, 2023

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 5, 2022

May the Lord bless the family and friends of Officer Rocha with peace, hope, comfort and strength as they mourn, Amen.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

April 25, 2022

We will remember.

Ms. Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 22, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

April 14, 2022

I'm honored to have known you. I'll never forget our back-and-forth banter over the car. Don't worry about the oil change, it's been handled. Sorry about the unidentified spilled goo in the back seat.
Your service yesterday was beautiful, and it brought everyone together like I've never seen.
We all miss you, and our place won't be the same without you.

Everett Police Department

April 5, 2022

Police Officer Dan Rocha, thank you for your service to your community! God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time. They say that Hero's Live Forever and I strongly believe that. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten Dan. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

April 3, 2022

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret Jackson, NJ PD

April 3, 2022

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Dan Rocha. I am so very sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Rocha will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

April 2, 2022

Thank you Officer Dan Rocha, for you selfless service and sacrifice. Thank you to his family for their support of him as he pursued the lofty goal of bettering his community by being out in it, and protecting his neighbors when dangers arose. I’m so sorry for all who knew and loved him, that Officer Dan was lost to such senseless violence. Wishing compassionate healing to all-his own family, his family in Blue, and the community in Everett.
Sincerely with respect and gratitude, Rebecca

Citizen in Sequim

April 2, 2022

R.I.P Officer Dan Rocha

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

April 1, 2022

Rest in peace Brother Dan, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

April 1, 2022

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

April 1, 2022

Thank you Ofc. Rocha for your service and sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers go out to your Police family and your family. RIP brother.

Senior Officer Kristal Lair
James City County Police Department Williamsburg,Virginia

March 31, 2022

Dan, I was privileged to know and work with you. I appreciate all the conversations we used to have down in the basement of the precinct. I am horribly sad and will miss you. Please know that we will forever watch over your sweet family. You will never, ever be forgotten….. just loved and missed.

Retired EPD Officer Inci Yarkut
Retired EPD

March 31, 2022


Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez

March 31, 2022

Restin peace brother.Heartfelt condolences to the family

Ssa1 Jerome v Battye
School safety

March 29, 2022

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

March 29, 2022

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless & comfort your wife & children, as well as your brothers & sisters with EPD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

March 29, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 29, 2022


Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family


Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

March 29, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 28, 2022

Rest In Peace Police Officer Dan Rocha! Thank you for your 4 years of service with the Everett Police Department, in Washington and your service as a Parking Enforcement Officer. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, and your two sons during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

March 28, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Rocha. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 28, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Dan Rocha. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Everett Police Department, Washington.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

March 28, 2022

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