Lincoln Ave. In Ogden To Stay Temporary Closed For Officer Nate Lyday Memorial

May 29, 2020, 1:57 PM

OGDEN, Utah – A makeshift memorial that started with officer Nate Lyday’s police vehicle has grown in front of the police station on Lincoln Avenue in Ogden.

Lyday was killed in the line of duty on May 28 while responding to a domestic violence call.

“… We will mourn for a short period,” Ogden City Police Chief Steven R. Watt said at a press conference Friday. “But more importantly, we will celebrate that he lived and that he was one of us.”

Natalie Goeckeritz was one of the many friends, family, former co-workers and first responders who attended the conference to pay their respects.

“I’ve been real emotional,” she said. “This one has hit home.”

Those who knew him described Lyday as a “fantastic” young man who had a passion for police work.

Watt said Lyday came from a family of law enforcement. His father was an officer for Davis County, and his brother works in code enforcement for Ogden.

He was also about to celebrate his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife.

“We are grateful for officer Lyday, for his service, his friendship and his example,” Watt said.”

He said the street in front of the Ogden City Police Department, 2186 Lincoln Ave., will remain closed for the time being.

“We invite and welcome any and all persons who feel so compelled to come here to visit and pay tribute to our fallen brother, officer Nate Lyday,” Watt said. “May God bless the Lyday family, the Ogden Police Department, and the United States of America.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Elder Paul Hardin and Sister Mary Hardin, missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Mark Jones

Sister missionary, 65, killed in California crash

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Sunday evening a sister missionary died following a vehicle crash Saturday night in California.

12 hours ago

a black and white police car...

Mark Jones

Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in Salt Lake City home

Salt Lake City police are investigating the death of a father and his son as an apparent murder-suicide.

13 hours ago

People who live near the intersection of 2300 East and Canyon Road in Spanish Fork voiced their fru...

Kiersten Nunez

Residents express concern over Spanish Fork intersection where 2 young girls were hit

One day after two teenage girls were critically injured after being struck by a car, Spanish Fork residents voiced their concerns over the safety of the intersection.

13 hours ago

The South Salt Lake Police Department is pictured on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The South Salt Lake Po...

Devin Oldroyd, KSL.com

South Salt Lake Police Department searching for missing, endangered 13-year-old

The South Salt Lake Police Department is looking for a missing and endangered 13-year-old girl Sunday.

17 hours ago

FILE (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

Man critically injured in Salt Lake City stabbing

A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the Avenues neighborhood of downtown Salt Lake early Sunday.

19 hours ago

police lights...

Mary Culbertson

Six killed, 10 injured in Idaho Falls crash involving passenger van

Six people were killed and 10 others were injured in an Idaho Falls crash after a pickup truck collided with a passenger van.

19 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Lincoln Ave. In Ogden To Stay Temporary Closed For Officer Nate Lyday Memorial