Toledo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty

Toledo police officer shot and killed in the line of duty
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TOLEDO — A Toledo Police Officer was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call overnight.

Officer Anthony Dia arrived at a Home Depot parking lot in Toledo where he was later killed, according to the Associated Press.

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Witnesses told reporters that police were called after a suspect came to the area and caused a disturbance, and the suspect later shot the officer.

“Fran and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death last night of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia in the line of duty,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

“We extend our sympathy to his wife and 2-year-old child, his other family members, and his colleagues in the Toledo Police Department. To honor the life and service of Officer Dia, I have ordered that the flags in Lucas County and at the Statehouse be lowered to half staff beginning tomorrow and through his funeral service on Tuesday.”