Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 2003

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Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Lieutenant Charles (Bo) Harrison was shot and killed while on surveillance near a nightclub on U.S. Route 301 in Lacoochee at approximately 0200 hours.

Several deputies who were across the street heard a gunshot and went to investigate. They located Lieutenant Harrison in his patrol car suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to Dade City Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Lieutenant Harrison had been shot with a high-powered rifle by a sniper who was in the nearby woods. The shot went through the trunk of the car and struck him in the back.

A 19-year-old suspect turned himself in two days later and was charged in connection with Lieutenant Harrison's murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no parole.

Lieutenant Harrison was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for 31 years, and his retirement date was only 15 days away. He is survived by his son and two daughters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 0037
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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It is truly hard to drive through Dade City and reminisce on one of the most influential men in my life (next to my daddy Aronia D. Mosely), Uncle Bo Bo, Uncle Daddy, Capt. Charles "Bo" Harrison... He was the FIRST person I saw coming to my rescue when my family was involved in a car accident heading to Trilby, and my father-in-law and oldest daughter were killed. He held me and prayed. This was who he was to me. He taught me how to shoot a gun, a rifle, play football, baseball and let me and Sandy turn the living room into a music studio/church. His classic truck was my favorite to ride in the back of! Although he locked me in the back of the patrol car, I wanted to be like him and my daddy: a LEO. (It didn't pan out for me, so nursing was my next choice.) I broke my left ankle and my right knee in a work accident. I called him crying before I called my daddy when I had to drop out of the academy. He said "God has another plan for you. Just wait and listen for Him to tell you." There are sooo many memories that I could go on all day! I'm looking forward to seeing you in our new home, Unc... I miss you and will ALWAYS love you! The Marine "Brat" you helped raise... Semper Fi!

Velma Mosely-Allen

January 16, 2020

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