At 22, she was focused on what she wanted to do in life than most people: she wanted to help people, and her father was her role model. She felt a bond with Davis CA; her father proudly pinned her badge on her when she took the oath as a sworn officer.
Her killer was a white middle aged male with anger management issues; he was convicted of a brutal assault of a co-worker last year, and had to give up his AR-15. He illegally possessed two semi-automatic handguns. After the murder, he stood outside his rental, undetected for a couple of hours, across the street from the scene, watching all the emergency responders.
I don't think he targeted Natalie. I think he was ready to shoot any law enforcement officer, and got that opportunity when the collision occurred. And, by terrible coincidence, Natalie showed up.
Natalie, I was fortunate and proud to know you. We will miss you.