Off-duty Ocala Police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Dan Wagner

An off-duty Ocala Police officer was killed late Thursday night after being thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Daniel Wagner, 43, was traveling west on SW 95th Street Rd. when his white motorcycle suddenly veered left and traveled across the center median while spinning and then falling onto its side. The motorcycle continued to slide across the median and came to rest in the eastbound lanes, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

Wagner was ejected from the motorcycle and also ended up in the eastbound lanes of SW 95th Street Rd. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, the FHP report says.

Ocala Police Officer Dan Wagner, 43, shown above with his family, died Thursday night after his Harley-Davidson motorcycle crashed on SW 95th Street Road.

The Ocala Police Department announced Wagner’s death on its Facebook page late Friday morning with a post that read:

“It is with great sadness today we say that one of our officers was killed last night in a single vehicle traffic accident. 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.”

This photo was posted on Ocala Police Officer Daniel Wagner’s Facebook page on May 25. A Florida Highway Patrol report states that Wagner was riding a white Harley-Davidson when he suffered fatal injuries in a crash Thursday night.