Police Officer Anthony H. Dia

Police Officer Anthony H. Dia

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Anthony H. Dia

Police Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a Home Depot store at 1035 West Alexis Road at about 12:30 am.

A drunk subject had started to harass participants of an informal car show that was in the parking lot of the store. Officer Dia was the first officer on the scene and attempted to contact the subject. The man produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Dia in the chest. Despite his wounds, Officer Dia was able to return fire as the man fled.

The subject fled into a nearby wooded area where he committed suicide.

Witnesses to the shooting began to provide medical aid to Officer Dia. Another responding officer transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Dia had served with the Toledo Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Mercy Health Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2755

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

DIP, disturbance

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Tony, though our paths did not pass much on the job, I have learned so much about you, and wish we would have worked more together. The words you wrote down in your letter were so compelling, and truly spoke to me and many others. Know that your wife and sons will be taken care off. You will never be forgotten. Rest easy now, and know we will take it from here. Thank you for being there to welcome Brandon home. You both were with us for such short periods of time, but your impacts have been immeasurable. Say hello to Keith and Kevin for me.

Det. Herrick
Toledo Police Department

January 21, 2021

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