The funeral for a fallen Davis police officer and Arbuckle native is scheduled for Friday morning.
Natalie Corona, 22, was shot and killed Thursday while responding to a vehicle collision. She was a rookie and had just completed field training weeks earlier, though she comes from a long line of law enforcement family – her father, Merced Corona, retired from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office after 26 years of service.
Corona’s funeral is set for Friday morning at the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center, or ARC (232 ARC, 760 Orchard Road). The service is open to the public, though parking is limited, according to a Davis Police Department press release. Parking attendants will be on-site. Law enforcement is asked to arrive by 9 a.m.
A law enforcement procession will immediately follow the service and will finish at the location of the graveside service in Arbuckle. The grave side service will take place at the Arbuckle Cemetery (400 State Highway 99 west), and the reception will take place at Charter Oaks (437 Charter Oaks, Arbuckle).
The Yuba City community is hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of Corona as well.
The candlelight vigil will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Yuba City Police Department (1545 Poole Blvd.). The ceremony is expected to last 15 minutes with comments from Mayor and former California Highway Patrol captain Shon Harris, a prayer by Yuba City Police chaplain Robert Fischetti and a group singing “Amazing Grace.” The event will take place rain or shine, according to a press release from Harris and Yuba City Police Chief Rob Landon.
Letters of appreciation to law enforcement officers attending Officer Corona’s funeral will be collected at the vigil and delivered to the End of Watch fund. Letters of condolence for the Davis Police Department and the Corona family will also be collected and delivered.
Rolling Stone Pizza’s “Slice of Respect” will be raising funds with 100 percent of all sales going to Corona’s family. Fundraising will take place from 11 a.m. until they’re sold out at New Earth Market (1475 Tharp Road) on Wednesday before the vigil.
It was also reported that a vigil was conducted Tuesday evening in downtown Arbuckle at LaVanche Hursh Park.