Deputy Sheriff Oscar W. Rocha
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, California
End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 2020
Tour 25 years
Badge Not available
Incident Date Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Gregory Ahern
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
1401 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 272-6878