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Ogden City officer, Nate Lyday shot dead



The identity of the officer who was shot dead on Thursday while responding to a domestic incident has been revealed. The officer has been identified as Nate Lyday.

The 24 year old officer who was about to celebrate his 5th wedding anniversary with his wife was shot in Odgen city on Thursday. Nate Lyday had served on the Department for 15 months. He was born from a family of officers, his father was a police officer and his brother currently works as a code enforcement officer for Ogden City.

Nate Lyday went to Ogden High school and graduated from Weber State University.

During a press conference on Friday, Ogden City Police Chief Randy Watt said much about officer Nate Lyday.

“We will celebrate the life he lives and will thank the God we worship that he was one of us,” He said .

He said Lyday is “a son of Ogden” who was about to celebrate his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife.

“Officer Lyday always had a smile on his face. He loved his job. He worked over and above the call of duty,” Lt. Bryan Eynon, with Ogden PD, said.

According to the police the suspect who was involved in killing Officer Nate Lyday have been identified.

Nate Lyday and John Benedict Coleman, 53, were killed during the shooting on Thursday.

The shooting occurred at a home in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue around 2:14 p.m. when a woman had called 911 to report her husband was threatening to kill her. When officers arrived, they were confronted by the man on the front porch and retreated back into the home.

Two officers were shot as they approached the scene and the man started shooting through the door. One officer was killed and the other was treated and released at a local hospital.

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