Police Officer Anthony Hussein Dia

Police Officer Anthony Hussein Dia

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Anthony Hussein 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 in the store's parking lot. 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.

In 2022, State Route 184 was dedicated as the Officer Anthony Dia Memorial Highway between mile markers 6 and 7.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2755

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

disturbance, DIP

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten Officer Dia. May you rest in peace in Heaven.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

July 4, 2023

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