Marion County, Florida [Sunday, October 26, 2020] –On Sunday, October 26, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies, along with Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) responded to the 9700 block of Southwest 140th Ave, Dunnellon in reference to a plane crash.  When MCSO deputies and MCFR personnel arrived, they located the single-engine private plane, and discovered the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane to be deceased.   The pilot has been identified as Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham.


MCSO Major Crimes detectives are investigating Chief Graham’s death and Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration are responding to begin their investigation.


“The family of Chief Greg Graham, Ocala Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and all who knew Chief Graham experienced a tragedy today.” states Sheriff Billy Woods.  “Right now, the focus is to assist his family and his family in blue who are impacted by his sudden and tragic loss.



Press Conference video can be found on our FTP site:


MCSO FTP: Here are the directions:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer (Window + E).
  2. In the address bar type ftp://ftp.marionso.com/
  3. You will be prompted for a username and password
  4. Username: media
  5. Password: mcso8181
  6. You are now in the folder set up for media files.
  7. Select the appropriate file, then copy and paste that file to your computer.