T-shirt sales to benefit Ofc. Dia's family
A local company is giving back to the family of fallen Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia.
Lateral Gig, a local screen printing company, is selling T-shirts that say "Back the Blue" and feature the thin blue line along with Dia's badge number and his end of watch date on the back. The shirts are being sold as a pre-order through Wednesday for $24.99.
Lateral Gig owner Katie Reinhart is part of the Toledo Police family -- her husband works for the department. She says as soon as they received a call about Officer Dia's death, she knew she needed to help the family.
Using the resources of her company, Reinhart says it's a simple way to give back, and while it won't solve the problem, she wants to do anything she can to support Dia's wife and children.
"I can't even begin, but I will do everything I can to erase an ounce of pain for that family because I have no clue. ... I can't even imagine," says Reinhart.