Officer Nathan J. Lyday « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Officer Nathan J. Lyday

Died on May 28, 2020

Age: 24
Ogden Police Department
Homicide: Shooting.

On May 28, 2020, Officer Nathan 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 in 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 is survived by his wife of five years. Officer Lyday served with the Ogden Police Department for 15 months.  Officer Lyday’s father served with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton City Police Department.

Officer Lyday is the 147th Utah Police Officer and 10th Ogden Police Officer to lose his life in the line of duty.

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3 responses to “Officer Nathan J. Lyday”

  1. Paul Wheeler says:

    You are a hero to me. Rest in peace.

  2. Joni Johnson says:

    There are never enough words to say to someone as well respected, and appreciated but most importantly LOVED by soooo MANY! You gave the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for the community of Ogden. To that I say, THANK YOU!
    May you rest in peace Officer Lyday and I pray for peace for Ashley and your family.
    You are loved by MANY and appreciated by all!
    Back the Blue

  3. Everett Gist says:

    It was a honor working with you. I’m so sorry I could not save you that day. You are in my thoughts daily. You were the best of us. Rest in peace my brother.

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