Gov. Herbert lowers flags in honor of Officer Nathan Lyday

SALT LAKE CITY (June 5, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in honor of Ogden police officer Nathan Lyday, who will be laid to rest on that day. 

Officer Lyday was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, May 28, 2020. 

The governor has issued the following statement: 

“Today, I join Utahns everywhere in saluting Officer Nathan Lyday. He was an outstanding public servant, a dedicated husband, and a hero. We are humbled by the love Officer Lyday showed, the service he rendered and the sacrifice he made. 

Jeanette and I send our deepest condolences, support and prayers to Nathan’s wife Ashley, to his parents Andrew and Nancy, and to the entire Lyday family.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and public grounds from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, June 6, 2020 only. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time.

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