Thousands mourn the death of the rookie officer in California who was shot dead after two weeks on the job

A young Natalie Corona would run around the house with police equipment and liked watching the show's Cops & # 39 ;.

She always knew she wanted to be a policeman, her sister said on Friday.

Even before Corona joined a few months ago, she sent a Facebook tribute to the men and women who serve and who have died in the line of their duty.

She did not know how much it would affect the world then, her father said.

On Friday, family members, friends and thousands of officers from all over the country attended a memorial service in honor of the 22-year-old Californian rookie who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop.

Thousands have left Fr. Davis in California Friday to mourn the death of rookie officer Natalie Corona, 22, who died in the service row on January 10, two weeks later. Corona is shown in a tribute to 2016 law enforcement on Facebook

Thousands have left Fr. Davis in California Friday to mourn the death of rookie officer Natalie Corona, 22, who died in the service row on January 10, two weeks later. Corona is shown in a tribute to 2016 law enforcement on Facebook

Uniformed officers, hats in their white-gloved hands, filled about 8,000 seats in a covered arena at the University of California, Davis, and walked across the aisles.

During a 90-minute shift, a slide show with family photos & # 39; s and Corona's short professional life was played on gigantic screens.

It ended with the image of her 2016 Facebook tribute to the police.

The photo showed Corona beaming and wearing a blue floor length gown as she held a "Thin Blue Line" flag showing support for officers.

"She did not know that she and this picture would hit so many lives around the world", said her father, Merced Corona.

During a 90-minute shift, a slide show with family photos & # 39; s and Corona's short professional life was played on gigantic screens.

During a 90-minute shift, a slide show with family photos & # 39; s and Corona's short professional life was played on gigantic screens.

During a 90-minute shift, a slide show with family photos & # 39; s and Corona's short professional life was played on gigantic screens.

Lupe Corona and Merced Corona kiss the flag-draped chest of their daughter, Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Lupe Corona and Merced Corona kiss the flag-draped chest of their daughter, Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Lupe Corona and Merced Corona kiss the flag-draped chest of their daughter, Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Lupe Corona, left, listens as Merced Corona speaks during funeral services for their daughter, Davis Policeman Natalie Corona, at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Lupe Corona, left, listens as Merced Corona speaks during funeral services for their daughter, Davis Policeman Natalie Corona, at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Lupe Corona, left, listens as Merced Corona speaks during funeral services for their daughter, Davis Policeman Natalie Corona, at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Merced and Lupe Corona, both parents of the killed officer, were pictured together as they kissed their daughter's coffin during the Friday service.

He told of a moving moment that he shared with his little girl after she graduated.

One of my most proud moments after putting up her badge was when she asked me: "Pop, can I call you a brother of the police now?" And after I said no to her for so long, I finally told her: "Yes, Nat, you can now call me the brother of the police," said Corona's father.

Merced Corona told a story about a moving moment that he shared with his little girl after she graduated. One of my most proud moments after putting up her badge was when she asked me: "Pop, can I call you a brother of the police now?" And after I said no to her for so long, I finally told her: "Yes, Nat, you can now call me the brother of the police," said Corona's father. Merced is shown on the left side of his daughter's booth on August 2nd on her uniform during an attestation ceremony in Davis, California

Merced Corona told a story about a moving moment that he shared with his little girl after she graduated. One of my most proud moments after putting up her badge was when she asked me: "Pop, can I call you a brother of the police now?" And after I said no to her for so long, I finally told her: "Yes, Nat, you can now call me the brother of the police," said Corona's father. Merced is shown on the left side of his daughter's booth on August 2nd on her uniform during an attestation ceremony in Davis, California

Merced Corona told a story about a moving moment that he shared with his little girl after she graduated. One of my most proud moments after putting up her badge was when she asked me: "Pop, can I call you a brother of the police now?" And after I said no to her for so long, I finally told her: "Yes, Nat, you can now call me the brother of the police," said Corona's father. Merced is shown on the left side of his daughter's booth on August 2nd on her uniform during an attestation ceremony in Davis, California

Relatives follow the draped flagship of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona for the funeral service for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Relatives follow the draped flagship of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona for the funeral service for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Relatives follow the draped flagship of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona for the funeral service for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officers from New York, Chicago and Boston came in honor of the young policewoman who was assassinated last week in the Northern Californian university town

Officers from New York, Chicago and Boston came in honor of the young policewoman who was assassinated last week in the Northern Californian university town

Officers from New York, Chicago and Boston came in honor of the young policewoman who was assassinated last week in the Northern Californian university town

Officers walked on campus and greeted when relatives followed Corona's chest in the arena.

Officers walked on campus and greeted when relatives followed Corona's chest in the arena.

Officers walked on campus and greeted when relatives followed Corona's chest in the arena.

He added that he had tried to be his daughter & # 39; Nat & # 39; to get to the county force where he had worked, but she told him that she & # 39; had found the perfect department in the perfect city.

"She was so proud to be part of the brotherhood of law enforcement," said Merced Corona. & # 39; Today we lie to rest our beloved sister agent. & # 39;

Officers from New York, Chicago and Boston came to honor the young policewoman who was assassinated last week in the Northern Californian university town.

Uniformed officers, hats in their white-gloved hands, filled about 8,000 seats in an inner arena at the University of California, Davis, and walked Friday into the aisles.

Uniformed officers, hats in their white-gloved hands, filled about 8,000 seats in an inner arena at the University of California, Davis, and walked Friday into the aisles.

Uniformed officers, hats in their white-gloved hands, filled about 8,000 seats in an inner arena at the University of California, Davis, and walked Friday into the aisles.

Officers bring in the draped flag chest of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona during funeral services for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officers bring in the draped flag chest of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona during funeral services for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officers bring in the draped flag chest of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona during funeral services for Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officials salute during funeral services for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officials salute during funeral services for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Officials salute during funeral services for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Corona's murder has shocked Davis, who prides himself on being a safe, family-friendly community, anchored by one of the best universities in the state.

The last time a policeman died in the row of service in Davis was in 1959.

Officers walked on campus and greeted when relatives followed Corona's chest in the arena.

& # 39; It was really in her blood, & # 39; said Darren Pytel, head of the Davis police. I bet she would be the head of the police one day. I know what it takes, and she had it & # 39;

& # 39; It was really in her blood, & # 39; said Darren Pytel, head of the Davis police. I bet she would be the head of the police one day. I know what it takes, and she had it & # 39;

& # 39; It was really in her blood, & # 39; said Darren Pytel, head of the Davis police. I bet she would be the head of the police one day. I know what it takes, and she had it & # 39;

Fellow & # 39; s reminded of Corona's lively smile, her enthusiasm, compassion, dedication and a lifelong dream she had to join law enforcement, as did her father, who, for 26 years, replaced the sheriff. from Colusa County worked.

& # 39; It was really in her blood, & # 39; said Darren Pytel, head of the Davis police. I bet she would be the head of the police one day. I know what it takes, and she had it. & # 39;

Looking at her parents in the front row, Pytel said she & # 39; an incredible daughter & # 39; had brought up.

He apologized to Merced and Lupe Corona for the shooting that ended her life on January 10.

& # 39; You have delivered us the perfect agent. Our dedication to you was to get her home, "said the chief commissioner. & # 39; I'm so sorry we have not brought her to your home. & # 39;

A funeral procession then took the Davis coffin to the town of Arbuckle, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the north, where the Corona family lives

A funeral procession then took the Davis coffin to the town of Arbuckle, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the north, where the Corona family lives

A funeral procession then took the Davis coffin to the town of Arbuckle, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the north, where the Corona family lives

Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy in July and completed her field training in December. She had been assigned to patrol herself only weeks ago.

On the evening of January 10 there was no obvious danger when Corona reacted solo to a car accident with three cars in the center of Davis, near the university.

But when Corona spoke to the drivers, firefight broke out.

According to the police, Kevin Douglas Limbaugh (48) was not involved in the crash, but drove on a bicycle and opened fire on Corona without warning.

He hit her neck and fired more shots when she lay on the ground, reloading at least twice while shooting on passing vehicles, barely avoiding hurting others before he walked home.

Limbaugh dropped a rucksack that allowed officers to track him to his house, where he kept a short distance with the police, went in and committed suicide, the authorities said.

The police found two unregistered semi-automatic pistols and a handwritten note on the bed that claimed that the police had been bombarding him with ultrasonic waves for years and that he & # 39; can not live like this anymore.

We know who committed this atrocity, but we may never know why, & # 39; said Pytel. & # 39; Until now, we have nothing to really explain. & # 39;

In a surprising appearance, musician Billy Ray Cyrus plucked his guitar and sang a song he wrote for soldiers of the Vietnam War, saying: "The smile of this beautiful young lady touched my heart."

The eldest of four girls, Corona was a role model, said her sister Jackie (center). & # 39; Since we were little, we knew that Nat would one day become a policeman, & # 39; said Jackie, who told how her sister would run through the house in police equipment & # 39; and & # 39; the police & # 39; would see.

The eldest of four girls, Corona was a role model, said her sister Jackie (center). & # 39; Since we were little, we knew that Nat would one day become a policeman, & # 39; said Jackie, who told how her sister would run through the house in police equipment & # 39; and & # 39; the police & # 39; would see.

The eldest of four girls, Corona was a role model, said her sister Jackie (center). & # 39; Since we were little, we knew that Nat would one day become a policeman, & # 39; said Jackie, who told how her sister would run through the house in police equipment & # 39; and & # 39; the police & # 39; would see.

The eldest of four girls, Corona was a role model, said her sister Jackie.

& # 39; Since we were little, we knew that Nat would one day become a policeman, & # 39; said Jackie, who told how her sister & # 39; would run around the house in police equipment & # 39; and & # 39; the police & # 39; would see.

By sharing favorite memories, Jackie said that Corona was fond of dancing, even though she lacked rhythm, and she was a perfectionist who did not tolerate wrinkled cloth.

She wanted everything to be perfect, including herself. And boy, in our eyes, she was, "Jackie said, flanked by her two other sisters, Cathy and Cindy.

After the memorial service, bagpipes carrying Corona's chest as police pallbearers wore a white hearse on a road full of saluting officers.

A funeral procession then took the Davis coffin to the town of Arbuckle, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the north, where the Corona family lives.

Merced Corona, father of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, judge, and family members listen to speakers during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Merced Corona, father of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, judge, and family members listen to speakers during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

Merced Corona, father of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, judge, and family members listen to speakers during funeral services for Natalie Corona at the University of California, Davis on Friday

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