Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Dia

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Dia

My condolences to you and your family. Allaah (god) give you Paradise Ameen. So sad to hear this. This breaks my heart. As former Law enforcement, there have been so many daunting times where I myself was scared of making it home safe or not. Thank you for your service and being a true Police Officer. You will be missed brother.

FORMER P.O. Muhammed Yusuf
NYC Department of Probation

July 10, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

July 10, 2020

RIP, we’ve got the watch from here.

Patrolman Calib LaRue
Wareham Police Department

July 10, 2020

Rest easy brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 10, 2020

Everyone had heard your last words, and it breaks my heart. Thank you, and your family for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.

Tracy Hills
Just a broken hearted citizen

July 10, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

July 9, 2020

Rest In Peace brother

Special Agent, Retired Michael Williams
National Park Service

July 9, 2020

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret Officer
NYSDOCS

July 9, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. ~ A. Lincoln

Former LEO. OH & GA Harrison Nelson
Acworth PD

July 9, 2020

I remember hearing about your passing days ago on social media and I was so saddened. It was on a major day, July 4th, and you went out like the many other American heroes before you.

I've seen your wife and children through pictures. They are beautiful and your story is just the same. Immigrant ancestry, a firm belief in God, and you chose to serve your community. I hope your family, friends, and fellow officers can heal from your absence. It is so surreal to know that I'm almost your age. Nevertheless people like you make me want to get into public safety to do great things and honor everyone great in this world.

Rest easy Anthony and may we all meet you in another world someday!

Ryan J. Curry - Kokomo, Indiana
(Future Police Officer & Current EMT basic student)

July 9, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

July 9, 2020

Officer Dia was taken from us far too early. His death, however, has brought forth so many supporters of law enforcement in our community. Some of those afraid to speak out before. The transformation has been amazing to see. We wish law enforcement could be loved again in every community the way that we are starting to feel it again.

His last words to dispatch were “Tell my family I love them.” A sentence he repeated twice before passing. We love you too Anthony... and we will forever watch over your wife and kids.

Detective Justin Pritchard
Toledo Police Department

July 9, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 9, 2020

In gratitude and honor for your service, I am saddened for your family, friends ,LE family and your community. I am saddened that another officer has fallen while serving and protecting. May you all find comfort from your pain.

Susan Hewitt
Sister of fallen Officer Sgt Deputy Jeffrey T. Hewitt BCSO 04/04/04

July 9, 2020

You’re death has taken over the city ! Taken over law enforcement every where. It’s a sad story. I am so sorry you had to go so soon! We all have your 6! We will take it from here to keep the streets of Toledo safe. My condolences to the Dia family and TPD. May you Rest In Peace brother.

Ciara Buck
Ohio Department of Corrections, TOCI

July 9, 2020

The world will forever remember your words, “Tell my family I love them.” Una Stamus

Ms. Joy USA
Future LEO

July 9, 2020

God Speed Officer Dia. May God comfort your family, Department and city. Rest easy sir.

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

July 8, 2020

Your a hero and your family will be watched over by your family in blue

Police officer
Baltimore City Police SouthEast sector 2

July 8, 2020

Dia,
I have no words Buddy. I still can’t believe it and I sure as heck will never understand it. You brought “it” with you every shift....didn’t matter to you because you had it.
Rest In Peace Dia, we’ll take it from here BRO
#TellmyfamilyIlovethem

Greg Zattau, Ptlm.
Toledo Police Dept.

July 8, 2020

Rest easy Officer Dia. I pray that your friends and family not only find the strength to endure, but also feel tremendous joy for having been a part of your amazing life. You have left a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Captain Kevin Braun
Toledo Police Department

July 8, 2020

Anthony was a student in my AP World History class at Toledo Islamic Academy. A good and thoughtful young man who took to heart the goal TIA sought for all its students: "Be a pillar of your community."

Bruce M Dunlavy
Teacher

July 8, 2020

too damn young to die...another loss to an already very bruised LEO country....my prayers to the Toledo PD, friends and family....St Michael will help accept him into heaven where his soul belongs.....SO VERY SORRY

Ricco Spirgeon, retired
St Louis County PD

July 8, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

July 7, 2020

Thank You for you service Officer Dia. May God Bless your family, Dept. and friends during this difficult time. R.I.P. Brother.

Correctional Officer H. Montoya
Ca. Dept. Of Corrections Statewide Transportation Unit

July 7, 2020

RIP Brother. Thoughts and prayers with your wife and children and the members of TPD. Senseless. If only people understood the sacrifices made...... The rest of you ' Hang in There'! There are many out here in the world that know, love, and appreciate what you do - each and every day!

Steve Crandall
State Park Manager / Ranger
North Dakota Parks & Recreation Dept (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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