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US Honor Flag, candlelight vigil procession in Ogden to honor slain officer, Nathan Lyday

Posted at 9:12 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 12:03:59-04

OGDEN, Utah — The United States Honor Flag is on its way to Utah to honor slain Ogden Police officer, Nathan Lyday.

That is just one event planned Thursday to honor Lyday, who was shot and killed while investigating a domestic violence call on May 28.

A photo of the pilots who are bringing the honor flag was posted on its Facebook page.

The flag has left Orlando, Florida and will make a stop in Denver before a scheduled 1:30 p.m. arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport.

"As we make our way to Ogden, Utah to honor another fallen police officer, the mission doesn't stop so Nathan Lyday was an incredible officer, he had only been on the force for a short period of time, but unfortunately this is what we do, so we'll give him the most reverent honors as we possibly can," said a member of the flag team on it Facebook page.

Officer Lyday’s family, along with the Ogden Police Department, will be holding a rolling candlelight vigil Thursday evening beginning at 9:00 p.m.

The procession will travel through Ogden, slowing at various locations which are important to Officer Lyday and his family.

It starts at the Francom Public Safety Building on Lincoln Avenue with slowdowns at McKay Dee Hospital, Bonneville High School and the municipal building and ends back on Lincoln Avenue at Lindquist Field around 10 p.m.

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.

A report released Wednesday described the events surrounding Officer Lyday's death, the injuring of another officer, and the death of the suspect who was killed when police returned fire.