Ocala Police Department police officer, Daniel Wagner, was killed Thursday night after he was involved in an off-duty motorcycle crash.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Wagner was riding his white Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling westbound on SW 95th Street Road when, for unknown reasons, he veered left and traveled across the center grass median while rotating and falling onto its side.
The motorcycle continued sliding into the eastbound lanes of SW 95th Street Road before coming to its final rest on its right side.
Troopers say that as the bike was rotating and falling on its side, Wagner was thrown from the motorcycle and into the eastbound lanes of SW 95th Street Road.
Wagner was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
In a statement, OPD said, “Our hearts are heavy as we come together in remembrance of the kindness and professionalism of Officer Wagner. In times like this, we ask for thoughts and prayers for his family and for the many lives that Officer Wagner impacted as part of our OPD family. Continue to love and support each other.”