A memorial service for slain Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia is set for Tuesday morning at Savage Arena on the University of Toledo campus. The Dia family has decided service will be limited to the Dia family, their faith-based community, police officers and fire personnel only. You can hear the memorial broadcast live on Newsradio 1370 WSPD & 92.9-fm, as well as our iHeartRadio app.
TPD has shared that the Dia family continues to express gratitude to everyone who has offered condolences. Officer Dia's burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania. Dia was a member of the Imam Ali Mosque in Lambertville. According to the mosque, the timeline and location of events is as follows:
Location: John F. Savage Arena in Toledo, 2025 North Douglas Road in the University of Toledo campus
Ceremony and memorial service: 10 a.m.
Burial procession: Leave Savage Arena at 12 p.m.
Burial: Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania
The funeral procession will be traveling west from Douglas to Monroe St. to the entrance of Toledo Memorial Park.
The procession is expected to be in excess of 3 miles long and will close all westbound traffic on Monroe St. between city limits and Toledo Memorial Park. The arrival time at the park is estimated to be between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Exit time is estimated to be around 2:00 p.m. and drivers are urged to avoid the area due to the amount of anticipated traffic.
Eastbound Monroe will remain open.
Citizens are encouraged to line the sidewalks along Monroe St. to pay their respects to Officer Dia.
Memorial Donations Accepted
Donations are being accepted on behalf of Officer Dia's family at the Toledo Police Federal Credit Union, Attention Anthony Dia Memorial Account.
The address to mail that to is: 4280 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, Ohio 43614
100% of your donation will go to his wife and children.
Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia, 26, was responding to a call in the parking lot of Home Depot on Alexis Road early Saturday morning and was shot in the chest and killed by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Dia was later pronounced dead at a hospital, Police Chief George Kral said at a news conference July 4. Witnesses told police the man shot the officer with a handgun and then went into a wooded area. At some point, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the woods, Kral said. The gunman, a 57-year-old white male, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head around 3:15 a.m.
Dia was the 31st officer in Toledo to be killed in the line of duty.
Dia joined the Toledo Police Department in 2018. He is survived by his father, Tony Dia, his mother, Gina Long, his wife Leigh Jayme and his two small children.