By Cameron Glenn

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.

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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.

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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.