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Ocala police officer shoots, kills himself, officials say

Walter Pressley served as SRO at Marion Technical College

Walter Pressley.
Walter Pressley.

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala police officer died on New Year's Day from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Officer Walter Pressley, who was 56 years old, had served the city of Ocala as a law enforcement officer since 1988, police officials said.

Most recently, Pressley served as a school resource officer at Marion Technical College, police said.

"Ocala PD is heartbroken by this unexpected and tragic loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to Officer Pressley’s family and friends," the Ocala Police Department said in a statement.

No other details have been released.


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