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Utah police officer killed in shooting will be honored with fundraiser for his family

Ogden police officer Nate Lyday will receive ‘Hold the Line’ apparel fundraiser sponsored by Shield Republic Charities

Smithfield, N.C. — May 29, 2020 — A police officer killed in the line of duty this week in Ogden, Utah is the newest hero to be honored with a commemorative apparel fundraiser from American lifestyle brand Shield Republic.

Police Officer Nate Lyday was shot and killed on Thursday, May 28 while responding to a 911 call from a woman who said her husband had threatened to kill her. When he arrived at the scene near the 300 block of Jackson Avenue, the woman’s husband opened fire through the front door, striking Officer Lyday. His colleagues pulled him from the scene and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter, who had a criminal record, was later found dead inside his home.

Officer Lyday, age 24, had served with the Ogden Police Department for a little over a year.  He was a lifelong resident of Ogden who came from a police family: His father and brother have both worked in law enforcement. He is survived by his wife of five years.

The latest “Hold the Line” campaign from Shield Republic will raise funds for Officer Lyday’s family through the sale of commemorative apparel including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals. All net proceeds from the sale will be donated to Officer Lyday’s family.

“Today we honor a young hero who sacrificed his life to protect a member of his community,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “At Shield Republic, we are grateful for the brave work of Officer Lyday and extend heartfelt condolences to the Lyday family as well as to Officer Lyday’s colleagues and friends at the Ogden Police Department.”

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Officer Lyday at:

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $200,000 this year to the families and units of fallen first responders, police officers and K9 police dogs.

For more information about the Shield Republic Charities, contact

About Shield Republic

Established in 2016, Shield Republic is an American lifestyle brand based outside Raleigh, North Carolina. The company offers creative, fresh apparel and merchandise embodying American pride. Everything sold by Shield Republic is designed and manufactured in the United States. Shield Republic appeals to patriotic Americans passionate about personal strength, second amendment rights and military strength. Through Shield Republic Charities, the company shows appreciation to soldiers, first responders and their families.

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