SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) issued the following statement following the shooting of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona in the line of duty in Davis, CA on the evening of January 10, 2019:
“My heart broke last night upon hearing the news. Natalie Corona, was widely recognized to be a rising star among her fellow police officers in the Davis community. Her service was so much more than a job. She committed herself completely to protecting the Davis Community as an officer, and also committed her personal time to working for us all.
We will, without a doubt, miss her dedication and passion for public safety. Yet, I know that nothing we are feeling could possibly compare to the grief of her family at this time. I am grieving with the Davis community and with Natalie’s family. Our community is shaken, and we will struggle for a long time to process what happened.
I would like to also express my deep gratitude to the first responders from Davis, Dixon, Fairfield, and Vacaville who bravely took to the scene while an active shooter was still on the loose.
Today, as we deal with the pain and anger we are feeling about the terrible loss of such a young, promising public servant, we should all focus on supporting Natalie’s family, her colleagues, and our whole community, including Arbuckle, where Natalie grew up.
One thing is clear: We are hearing news of gun violence terrifying and ripping apart our communities far too often. Enough is enough. I know that my constituents are tired of hearing leaders offer thoughts and prayers, but taking no action.
In the coming days, I will focus on what more we can do to prevent such senseless tragedies, because what we’re doing now is most obviously not enough.”
Aguiar-Curry represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all of Lake and Napa Counties, parts of Colusa, Solano and Sonoma Counties, and all of Yolo County except West Sacramento.