A 22-year-old police officer was shot during a routine call several weeks into her job: ‘She’s just an absolute star in the department’


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Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old police officer in Davis, California, was shot and killed Thursday night when responding to a routine traffic call.
Corona was only several weeks into her tenure with the Davis Police Department, which officially started just after Christmas.
Police Chief Darren Pytel described her as a “rising star within the department,” during a press conference Thursday.

On Thursday night, police confirmed that suspected shooter was found dead.

On Thursday night, Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old police officer in Davis, California, was shot and killed while responding to a three-car crash.

Police have since confirmed that suspected shooter was found dead inside a home later Thursday night.

**UPDATE**
The shooter has been found, deceased, inside a home near 5th and E St in Davis with what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot wound.

— Davis Police (@cityofdavispd) January 11, 2019

Corona was only several weeks into her tenure with the Davis Police Department, which officially started just after Christmas. She had graduated from the Sacramento Police Department’s training academy in July, per the Sacramento Bee.

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On August 2, Corona was sworn into the Davis Police Department and her father Merced Corona, who served as a law enforcement officer at the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years, pinned her police badge on during the ceremony, the Williams Pioneer Review reported at the time.

“We are extremely proud of Natalie and all her accomplishments at such a young age,” Merced said at the time. “She is very excited to be a police officer and is very dedicated to the profession of law enforcement.”

In a press conference Thursday night, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel spoke about Corona’s involvement …read more

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