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Monday, May 16, 2022

‘Legacy’ art piece now on display at OPD headquarters

The Ocala Police Department officially welcomed ‘Legacy’ to its headquarters located at 402 S Pine Avenue.

Police chief Mike Balken helped cut the ribbon during this morning’s ceremony which was held at 9:30 a.m.

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Police chief Mike Balken helped cut the ribbon during this morning’s ceremony

The Chief Greg Graham Legacy Foundation purchased ‘Legacy,’ a fiberglass horse painted by artist Derek Grimsley, in honor of the city’s late police chief who was killed in a plane crash near Dunnellon on October 25, 2020.

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‘Legacy’ honors the city’s late police chief Greg Graham

The foundation donated the art piece to the City of Ocala to be accepted into the city’s public art collection, and it is now on display at the Ocala Police Department’s headquarters.

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‘Legacy’ is now on display in front of the Ocala Police Department’s headquarters

The Ocala Police Department stated on its Facebook webpage, “We’re very honored to have ‘Legacy’ installed at the Ocala Police Department. Greg Graham was greatly loved by our community and especially loved by our police agency. Not only was he a remarkable leader who led our department through some challenging times, but he was also a mentor and a friend to many of us here. This beautiful statue will help us recall the man he was and the legacy he left to our organization.”