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City Loses Police Officer Natalie Corona in Fatal Shooting

Post Date:January 11, 2019 2:21 am

At approximately 6:45pm Thursday evening, in the area of 5th and D streets, Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona responded to a triple car accident.  During investigation of that accident, shots were fired. Officer Corona sustained gunshot injuries and was transported immediately by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center.  Unfortunately, despite life-saving efforts, Officer Corona succumbed to her injuries.

Mayor Brett Lee, on behalf of the Davis City Council, expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Officer Corona, saying, “The entire City Council is grief-stricken and heartbroken at this senseless loss of life.  This incident is a sad reminder of the risks that our public safety employees take every day on our community’s behalf.”

Officer Corona started her career with the Davis Police Department in 2016 as a Community Services Officer.  She was a rising star in the department and had a goal to become a police officer.  She successfully completed the Police Academy in July 2018 and was promoted to a full time Police Officer upon graduation.  Officer Corona was well respected, kind, and dedicated to the Davis community. She is survived by her parents and sisters. Officer Corona was 22 years old. The whole community and the Davis Police family is grieving this tremendous loss. “Officer Corona had an incredible work ethic, was well liked by her colleagues, and was an asset to the Davis Police Department.  Her death is a devastating loss for all of us,” said Police Chief Darren Pytel.

The person believed to be responsible is deceased with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

City Manager Mike Webb stated, “This tragic event required an extraordinary response from the City’s public safety employees, as well as from our partner agencies across the region.  We are grateful for the professionalism displayed by law enforcement, firefighters, and medical staff who responded to the incident.”

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