OGDEN — May 29th, 2020 — In response to the tragic loss of Ogden City Police Officer Nate Lyday on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, The Utah 1033 Foundation has provided financial assistance from its Fallen Officers Fund to his surviving family. Foundation representatives hand delivered a $25,000 check to the family on the afternoon of May 29th.
Named after the police code “10-33,” which means that a law enforcement officer is in urgent need of help, the Utah-based foundation provides immediate financial support to families of Utah’s fallen officers.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Dave Kaufman, president of The Utah 1033 Foundation. “We desperately wish this call had never come, but we are humbled and honored to provide this financial assistance to Officer Lyday’s family. As always in these tragic circumstances, we encourage everyone to do anything and everything possible to support our fallen hero’s loved ones, to honor his memory, and never to forget his sacrifice.”
Since the Foundation’s inception in 2011, it has assisted ten families of fallen officers including the families of Ogden City Master Police Officer Jared Francom, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley, Draper City Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride, Unified Police Officer Douglas Barney, West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth, South Salt Lake Police Officer David Romrell, Provo Master Police Officer Joseph Shinners, and Ogden City Police Officer Nate Lyday.
To provide support to The Utah 1033 Foundation, please visit www.utah1033.org.