ARBUCKLE (CBS13) – Friends, family, and co-workers of fallen Davis PD Officer Natalie Corona are honoring her memory in her hometown of Arbuckle.
During a ceremony on Thursday, Caltrans unveiled a sign that designated a five-mile stretch of Interstate 5 through Arbuckle as the “Officer Natalie Corona Memorial Highway.”
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Natalie graduated from Arbuckle’s Pierce High School in 2014 and was named homecoming queen her senior year.READ MORE: 'AMEND Changed My Life': Program For African American Students Offers Path To Success
In February, a Sacramento Police Department helicopter was named “Halo” in honor of Natalie. “Corona” is Halo in Spanish. Students at Bell Elementary School suggested the name. Natalie was a cadet on the Bell Avenue Elementary School campus when she was in training.MORE NEWS: Rancho Cordova Jumpstarts Job Seeking Programs To Find People High-Paying Jobs
Natalie was shot and killed on January 10, 2019, while working as a police officer in the city of Davis. She was responding to a vehicle accident when she was attacked. The gunman was later found dead inside a Davis home. He had apparently shot himself, police said.