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Governor Newsom Issues Statement on Death of Davis Police Officer

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Davis Police Department Officer Natalie Corona:

“Jennifer and I are terribly saddened to learn of the death of Officer Corona. Officer Corona was protecting her community from harm when she was tragically shot by an armed subject. Despite the valiant efforts of paramedics who rushed her to the hospital, and UC Davis Medical Center personnel, she succumbed to her injuries. We join all Californians in mourning the loss of this courageous officer and extend our deepest condolences to Officer Corona’s family, friends, and coworkers.”

Officer Corona, 22, was shot and killed while investigating a traffic collision Thursday night in the City of Davis.

Officer Corona began her service with the Davis Police Department as a community service officer in 2016 and became a police officer for the Department in 2018.

She is survived by her father, Merced Corona, her mother, Lupe Corona, and her sister, Jackie Corona.

In honor of Officer Corona, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.