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Sheriff's deputy from Danville, Oscar Rocha, dies from COVID-19

Original post made on Jul 25, 2020

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is mourning Deputy Oscar Rocha, a nearly 25-year department veteran from Danville who died on Thursday evening from complications caused by COVID-19.

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Posted by Allyson Pesce
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 25, 2020 at 3:02 pm

I wish the Rocha family love and peace during this difficult time. I pray to god that the truth and honor of Oscar will be carried on forever. Knowing the Rocha family my entire life, I can say without a doubt what an incredible family man Oscar was. Such a great loss to this world. God bless.

Posted by Mary Jo
a resident of another community
on Jul 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm

Whoa, I’m so sad to see that there is so much discord between families. May
Mr. Rocha Rest In Peace always and thank you for your servIce Deputy Rocha.

Posted by Nick
a resident of Danville
on Jul 26, 2020 at 11:07 pm

sad, but can you tell us what illnesses he as suffering from prior so we don't all panic that perfectly healthy people can die from this... assuming he was vented? That's problem #1

Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 27, 2020 at 7:34 am

To my knowledge there were no preexisting conditions. He told me he was feeling sick but not bedridden, and that the cough was most annoying. This was right before he was admitted. Oscar ended up calling 911 himself. He held out going to the hospital way too long. That’s what happened. Otherwise he was in decent shape and healthy so far as I’m aware.

Posted by Observer
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:17 pm

I thought it was strange how excited Maureen got to be on tv and how elated her posts became every time a reporter mentioned her on the internet or tv. She used to work in radio and when I saw her giving an interview I thought this woman is just eating all this up because she likes being in the public eye. That was my impression and now I’m reading all these posts saying she’s a narcissist. Totally makes sense. God rest your soul Oscar, I’m So sorry this happened to you.

Posted by Reader
a resident of Danville
on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

@Nick. Perfectly healthy people CAN die of COVID. Wear your mask and use good judgement.