Hundreds turn out for Ogden vigil honoring fallen officer

Ogden police officer Nate Lyday's widow Ashley Lyday mourns during a candlelight vigil in Ogden on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Lyday was shot and killed May 28 in the line of duty. Lyday grew up on Custer Avenue and his mother still lives there.

Ogden police officer Nate Lyday’s widow Ashley Lyday mourns during a candlelight vigil in Ogden on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Lyday was shot and killed May 28 in the line of duty. Lyday grew up on Custer Avenue and his mother still lives there. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Rolling vigil pays tribute to officer Nate Lyday, killed responding to domestic violence call

OGDEN — People lined the streets of Ogden for a rolling vigil Thursday night paying tribute to a slain officer hailed as a “son of Ogden” who died protecting the hometown he swore an oath to serve.

Ogden police officer Nate Lyday had served only 15 months on the job when he lost his life. He will be buried Saturday, the day on which he and his wife, Ashley, would have celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary.

Lyday was shot and killed May 28 while responding to a domestic violence call in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue after a woman called 911, saying her husband was trying to kill her.

An Adult Probation and Parole agent was also shot and wounded, but survived.

Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt thanked all those who took to the streets and gathered together at Lindquist Field to remember Lyday Thursday night.

“As we drove on the route of the vigil tonight, we had the opportunity to see the outpouring of love for Nate and his family,” Watt said.

He asked the crowd to remember the officer.

”This night we honor Nate and all he stood for.”

The hourlong rolling vigil began in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. It traveled to the 2100 block of Custer Avenue, where the young officer once lived.

Sherry Dagsen teared up as the procession passed her. She and her husband, Robert, are friends with the fallen officer’s sisters.

“It’s just so tragic,” she said.

Retired Ogden police officer Ross Miller sat in a chair next to a flag to watch the procession pass.

“This was my neighborhood,” he said, pointing to the line of houses along Custer.

He noticed the difference in society, today, compared to when he was an officer.

“It is definitely a lot different,” he said of work in law enforcement.” If it was like it is now, I probably wouldn’t have hired on. There’s just no respect.”

Debbie Warden also came out to show her admiration for Lyday.

“We are from Ogden, born and raised,” she said. “We …read more

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Video Shows Buffalo Cops Shoving Elderly Protester, Causing Head to Knock on Ground

Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, have been suspended without pay after they were caught on camera shoving a 75-year-old protester, causing him to fall and knock his head to the ground. The incident occurred shortly after the city’s 8 p.m. curfew on Thursday, NBC affiliate WGRZ reported. Journalists from Spectrum News Buffalo and WBFO were reporting in Niagra Square… …read more

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Aaron Torgalski Accused of Shoving Man in Buffalo, New York Police Video

Aaron Torgalski has been identified through his name tag as one of the two Buffalo police officers seen shoving a 75 year old man in a viral video that has been viewed millions of times.

Torgalski’s name was visible on his police badge in the video. The other officer’s name is not yet known. There isn’t another Torgalski listed on the Buffalo police force.

The viral video viewed more than 17 million times shows Buffalo, New York police officers shove a 75 year old man to the ground and then walk by him as he lies, bleeding from the head, on the pavement. Government salaries. com says, “Aaron Torgalski M in 2018 was employed in City Of Buffalo and had annual salary of $81,419.”

It appears that one of the officers that shoved and gave a serious head wound to this peaceful protester name is


Send tweet to this address for the Buffalo Police.

This is criminal assault.@BPDAlerts

— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 5, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Buffalo’s mayor, both released statements about the incident.

“This incident is wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful,” Cuomo wrote. “I’ve spoken with Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended pending a formal investigation. Police Officers must enforce — NOT ABUSE — the law.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The Mayor Said the Two Officers Were Suspended

— Byron W. Brown (@MayorByronBrown) June 5, 2020

The mayor, Byron W. Brown, released a statement:

Tonight, after a physical altercation between two separate groups of protesters participating in an illegal demonstration beyond the curfew, two Buffalo police officers knocked down a 75 year old man. The victim is in stable but serious condition at ECMC. I was deeply disturbed by the video, as was Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He directed an immediate investigation into the matter and the two officers have been suspended without pay. After days of peaceful protests and several meetings between myself, Police leadership and members of the community, tonight’s event is disheartening. I hope to continue to build on the progress we have achieved as we work together to address racial injustice and inequity in the City of Buffalo. My thoughts are with the victim tonight.

The man has not been identified. WBFO-TV reported, “Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man in Niagara Square …read more



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