Zorn mourns loss of Toledo officer, a former Monroe County resident

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Dale Zorn on Monday expressed sorrow and offered condolences to the family of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia, originally from Monroe County and a Bedford High School graduate, who died in the line of duty on Saturday.

“The senseless killing of Officer Dia is another sobering reminder of the great risk our law enforcement officers take each day to protect and serve our communities,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Cindy and I mourn the loss of this fine young man and are praying for God’s comfort and healing for his wife and children in their grief as they are left to move on without a husband and father.”

According to the Toledo Blade, Dia, who was 26, responded to a call concerning a drunken man at a Home Depot parking lot whereupon he was shot and killed. He leaves behind a wife of eight years and two sons who are eight and six.

Police said the suspect, a 57-year-old man, was later found dead by suicide.