Officer Natalie Becky Corona tragically paid the ultimate sacrifice after responding to the scene of three car collision. While at the scene, Corona, was ambushed by a man unrelated to the incident . After shooting Ofc. Corona from behind, he opened fire into the crowd of bystanders and vehicles.Officer Corona was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, where she died from her wounds. The shooter later died from self-inflicted wounds
As someone who has volunteered at National Police Week for many years, I have had the honor to care for the children of fallen officers' children, while their families participate in Police Week functions. I have also had the honor to work with many survivors and co-workers, who have come back year after year. I have heard too many stories and seen too many tears.
I never had the pleasure to meet Natalie or share a drink at tent city, getting her advise on being an officer. I am choosing to run in the ODMP 5k in her honor because of her sacrifice and the many simiarlities I believe we share. We are the same age and both have chosen careers in Law Enforcement, after being raised in police families. I will be putting my applications in by years end. Natalie graduated from the police academy in July in 2018, and completed her field training only three weeks prior to her passing.