Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona

Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona

Davis Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Natalie Becky Corona

Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed after responding to a report of a three-car vehicle crash near the intersection of 5th and D streets.

As Officer Corona was conducting an investigation at the collision scene, a person not involved with the crash rode up to the scene on a bicycle. As Officer Corona spoke to one of the persons involved in the crash the man then walked up to her and opened fire without warning, striking her. He shot her several more times after she fell to the ground before shooting randomly at others bystanders and vehicles.

The subject fled into a nearby home. As responding officers searched for him he emerged from the home wearing body armor, yelled at the officers, and then re-entered the home. He committed suicide moments later.

Officer Corona was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, where she died from her wounds.

Officer Corona started her career with the Davis Police Department in 2016 as a part-time volunteer Community Service Officer. In 2018 she attended the police academy, graduating in July 2018. She completed her field training three weeks prior to the incident. She is survived by her parents. Her father had recently retired from the Colusa County Sheriff's Office.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 224

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

accident investigation, ambush

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I could tell you were exceptional by the photo you had taken with the Thin Blue Line flag, as I read an article about you and how wanted to build some pride in the ranks by displaying the flag of the Thin Blue Line. The critics were claiming the flag was racist, but you were steadfast and strong and pushed back with dignity and grace. That's how I first learned about you, when you were alive and representing our profession with courage, grit and beauty. Now, I can tell I was right about your exceptionality by the fact you VOLUNTEERED part-time as a CSO before become a LEO. And you followed in your father's steps. Who does that but a true-hearted warrior for peace and justice? Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Rest in peace, my hero, as you now walk in your other Father's steps.

Scott D. Conner
Deputy Sheriff, Reserve Division
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Dept.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

July 11, 2020

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