Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 2003

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.

Bio

  • 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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Thank You cannot suffice for a man that spent his entire professional life serving not only citizens of Florida but of the whole country. As a fellow US Army soldier, I know Bo has always conducted himself with the utmost honor in all his missions. As everybody knows , the US Army Rangers are one of the elite forces in our military. What he did as a US Army Ranger shows you what kind of man he was before he began serving in Pasco County. Bo was one of my first supervisors at PSO when I retired from the Army and motivated me in the continued service to my country with that barrier breaking laugh. I will always remember his awesome athletic ability when over the age of 50 he threw a football pass on his back foot almost 50 yards from the back of the end zone to the 30 yard line in a game against the fire department. As for his legacy, I would hope the citizens of Pasco County (Adults and Children) would be told about this Great Man and the sacrifice he made for all of the people of all races and walks of life in their protection. I spoke to him two weeks before he was to retire and he told he would play golf in retirement. I believe his is still teeing off up there. We will never forget you my friend.

RET SSG and Det. Greg Hinnant
US Army MP Corps and Pasco County SO

June 7, 2018

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