Rolling candlelight vigil set to honor Ogden Police Officer Nate Lyday

Photos: Ogden Police Department, Gephardt Daily

OGDEN, Utah, June 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A rolling candlelight vigil is planned for Thursday night to honor Ogden Police Officer Nate Lyday, who died in the line of duty on May 28.

The vigil is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. at 2186 Lincoln Ave. The complete timeline and route are shown at the end of this story.

“It is expected that the rolling vigil will last about an hour as it travels through the city, slowing at various locations which are important to Officer Lyday and his family,” a news release from Ogden City says. “The rolling vigil will include a small procession of OPD motors and police vehicles, Officer Lyday’s family and Officer Lyday’s police vehicle, which will be memorialized and carried on a flatbed trailer.”

His police vehicle will be placed in front of Lindquist Field, where it will remain through the funeral services. This will be the end of the rolling procession and a gathering place for those who are attending.

According to the news release, approximately 2000 blue LED candles will be distributed at the front of the Francom Public Safety Building and along the route at the slow down locations.

“Our hope is that this vigil will be an opportunity for Officer Lyday’s family, his Ogden Police family, and his community family, to remember, honor and mourn him.”

The Memorial Vigil itinerary is as follows:

  • Start — 2186 Lincoln Ave
  • End — 2300 Lincoln Ave
  • Slow Down — 2100 Custer
  • Slow Down — Country Hills/Eccles (McKay Dee)
  • Slow Down — Bonneville High (Front)
  • Slow Down — Municipal Building (Front)


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