Natalie Becky Corona (1996-2019)

Portrait of Natatie Corona, Davis Police officer who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019.

On July 26, 1996, Natalie Becky Corona was born to Lupe and Merced Corona at the Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, CA. 

Natalie attended Pierce High School where she established many lifelong friendships. Her competitive spirit blossomed in high school where she joined the basketball and volleyball team. During her 4 years, she dominated the sports and was selected to be on the All Star team for basketball.

After high school, Natalie went on to college at Woodland Community. She studied there full time for 3 years and earned her associates for a science degree in criminal justice. At that time, she earned a job as a Community Service Officer (CSO) at the Davis Police department where she was able to gain a lot of experience within the police field.

Natalie’s passion for police work started when she was very young. She always said, “I want to become a police officer just like my dad.” Natalie went on many ride alongs and surrounded herself with everything that has to do with law enforcement. Her love for the blue line was much more than just a career, it was a passion.

In January of 2018, the Davis Police Department sponsored her through the Sacramento police academy. Although the police academy was very difficult and not to mention all the physical injuries, Natalie got through it with grit and determination. Giving up was never an option!

Natalie was a true thrill seeker. She went skydiving and absolutely loved roller coasters.

Her hobbies included shooting guns and going out with friends and family.

Although short lived, she lived life with a purpose! Natalie impacted and touched every single person she came in contact with. She had the biggest most kind heart, a sense of humor, positive attitude and contagious smile.

Officer Natalie Corona leaves precious memories with her loving mother Lupe Corona, father Merced Corona, sisters Jackie, Kathy, and Cindy Corona; grandparents Arturo and Raquel Ulloa and Florencio and Leonor Corona; and a great-grandfather Apolonio Gutierrez, as well as a host of relatives, close friends and her law enforcement family. She will forever be our hero. ■

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