It was one year ago that Davis police officer Natalie Corona was ambushed, shot and killed while responding to a car accident near downtown. Corona was just 22 years old and had graduated from the Sacramento Police Department's training academy the prior July.
Her father, Jose Corona, was himself in law enforcement for nearly three decades. He was a deputy with the Colusa County Sheriffs Office, and told KFBK's John McGinness that it was one his family's proudest moments to pin Natalie's badge on her uniform following academy graduation. He also insisted that his daughter was a special person who was meant to have a career in law enforcement.
Special memorial events were scheduled on Friday and Saturday in honor of Natalie, including the unveiling of a granite memorial bench near the scene of the shooting in Davis, a new fallen officers memorial at the Davis Police Department, and fundraising event organized by the the group LEO Supporters at Thin Line Brewing in Rancho Cordova.