Friends and colleagues of Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Rocha reported that he died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at John Muir Medical Center – after a lengthy fight with COVID-19.
Rocha, a 25-year veteran of the department, was admitted to John Muir earlier this month after both he and his wife contracted the virus. She has since recovered.
Deputy Rocha was 57-years old. The Rochas made their home in Danville.
Dozens of officers and deputies from jurisdictions across two counties met at John Muir to pay their last respects.