Police Officer Nathan James Lyday

Police Officer Nathan James Lyday

Ogden Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Nathan James Lyday

Police Officer Nate Lyday was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue.

A woman had called 911 and reported that a male subject was threatening to kill her. When Officer Lyday and other officers arrived at the home was located on the front porch. He was uncooperative with officers before running inside the home. As officers approached the front door, he opened fire, shooting through the door and fatally wounding Officer Lyday. A Utah Adult Probation and Parole agent was also struck and suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

Members of the Ogden-Metro SWAT team located the subject deceased inside the home a short time later.

Officer Lyday had served with the Ogden Police Department for only 15 months. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased


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You made me think you were seeking to get me into trouble and found out you were giving me hints not to get into trouble later. I didnt like you til i realised you had my back. Thank you for protecting me during my own domestic violence issue. You are a good man and where a good officer. Thank you for serving and protecting our home we are honored to have had you at our back. Rest in peace.

Ogden, Utah
September 10, 2020

Civilian Jessie Knowlden
Friend/Ogden Community

September 10, 2020

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