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Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:07:50 pm »
I know, stories of cops shot in the line of duty show up all the time, but this one hits kind of close for me because I went to school at U.C. Davis.

Main story: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article224275110.html#storylink=readmore_inline

By way of background and summary of the story:  Davis is a college town, a little more conservative than you'd expect for hosting a UC school, mostly because UCD is an ag school, but still very much a college town, quiet, low crime.  The attack took place a bit before 7 pm, not the sh*t late night time, just outside downtown, two blocks from city hall and 4 from the university, a good part of town.  Shot while responding to a traffic accident.

There is some speculation that the attack might have been an ambush: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article224290565.html

Although, unless the shooter caused the accident to draw a police response, I might call it an "opportunity ambush."  I also saw in one report that near the end of the stand off with police, the suspect emerged from the house wearing what was described as "body armor" and holding a gun to his head.

Suspect is dead, having offed himself.

Officer Corona was 22 years old, and had completed field training less than a month prior.

Rest in peace.
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:20:31 pm »
    A damned shame.  >:(   My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.   
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 09:29:18 pm »
    Her family - Officer Natalie Corona.  And her dad is a retired cop.
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 09:47:56 pm »
    I hate to hear stories like this. Tragic.
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 10:06:30 pm »
    Her family - Officer Natalie Corona.  And her dad is a retired cop.
    Sorry - brain fart.  I noticed that but got my wires crossed.  I meant no disrespect.   
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 06:57:33 am »
    A bit more information on what happened; still nothing on why.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article224336545.html


    An interesting note, at least to me, is that the investigation is being done by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office.  Davis is in Yolo County.  (Yes, that's the actual name.  Local Indian tribe.  Nothing to do with the stupid abbreviation.)  I'm guessing that there were Yolo County deputies involved in the response in some way, so they brought in Sacto Cty as an outside agency (and a large one with more resources, as well.)
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 11:26:11 am »
        In one hand I'm glad he offed himself so he isnt sitting in prison forever with no punishment.

    That said.....in some ways I wish people would accidentally fall out of patrol cars and get drug a mile and a half before they were noticed.

       
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    Re: Police Officer Murdered in Davis, CA
    « Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 09:04:18 pm »
    So, his apparently suicide note claimed the Davis PD was bombarding him with ultrasonic waves.  So, he was a nutbar, but apparently nobody knew it.

    Also, he was convicted of misdemeanor battery and ordered to give up an AR-15 that he owned last year.  I assume this means, under PRK laws, that he wasn't allowed to own guns.  Police are still trying to determine where the 2 pistols found in his room came from.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article224372145.html

    So, once again, gun control fails.  I'm not really sure I can say that the mental health system failed, because he never came to their attention, according to the story.

    So, I'm guessing he'd been nursing his paranoid grievance with the DPD, somehow got guns he wasn't supposed to have, and when a traffic accident happened a block from his house, he decided to use the opportunity to take his revenge on the arriving personification of his 'tormentors.'
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