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Rep. Michael Sheehy applauds the passage of HB 291 to name a portion of State Route 184 the Officer Anthony Dia Memorial Highway

Memorial Highway would honor Officer Dia, who was killed in the line of duty at age 26
April 6, 2022
Michael Sheehy News

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announces the passage of House Bill (HB) 291 that would name a portion of State Route 184 as the “Officer Anthony Dia Memorial Highway.” The Officer Anthony Dia Memorial Highway would run between mile markers 6 and 7 of State Route 184.

“I am pleased that the House has finally moved House Bill 291 over the finish line. With the governor’s signature, we will ensure that Officer Dia’s sacrifice and courageous service to the City of Toledo will not be forgotten,” said Rep. Sheehy. “Officer Dia fully understood his oath to protect and serve his community, and his impact on the lives he touched cannot be diminished. I continue to extend my condolences to Officer Dia’s wife, children, and parents for their loss.”

Officer Anthony Dia was killed in the line of duty at age 26 while responding to a disturbance at a store on July 4, 2020. He 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. This legislation will serve as a constant reminder of Anthony Dia’s service to Toledo and serve as an inspiration for future generations.

HB 291 also includes a memorial highway designation for Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker, who was killed in the line of duty on January 18, 2021. This highway designation was initially sponsored by State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo).

In his position as Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, Rep. Sheehy helped pass many of the memorial highway designations and new license plates found in House Bill 291.

This legislation now moves to the Governor’s desk.