May 28, 2020
Ogden Police Department
Officer Nathan J. Lyday was shot and killed while investigating a family fight.
A woman called 911 to report her husband had beaten her and threatened to kill her. Officers responded to the home and Officer Lyday attempted to speak to the uncooperative and confrontational suspect at the front door. During the confrontation, the suspect stepped back into the home and closed the door. A short time later, the suspect opened the door and shot Officer Lyday in the head. Assisting officers returned fire and an Adult Probation & Parole Agent was struck in the arm. Later, the suspect was found deceased in the home. Tragically, Officer Lyday succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Lyday served with the Ogden Police Department for 15 months. His father served with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton City Police Department. Officer Lyday is survived by his wife of five years.
Officer Lyday is the 147th Utah Police Officer and 10th Ogden Police Officer to lose his life in the line of duty.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Nathan J. Lyday is sponsored by the Weber Fraternal Order of Police.