Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 2003

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Reflections for Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison

LT Bo Harrison,
When I started in patrol at 19 years old, you were my first lieutenant. For so many reasons, I respected you from the moment I met you. In one incident, I was pursuing a truck that decided to make a poor decision and flipped his truck. While another deputy and removed him from the chaos, I remember hearing your calm voice say, "Lima 2, 10-97."

Years later when a fellow narcotics detective was shot at Dixie and Center, you came in on your day off. I was no longer at the scene when you reached out to the community and had the young shooter turn himself in.

I spent last Christmas Eve in the parking lot of the police hall of Fame honoring you sacrifice. Although I moved on from the PCSO, you are still with me to this day brother

Brian Hinkle
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2022

I miss you my Friend

Vicki Buchanan
former PCSO

July 16, 2021

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 1, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace. God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 1, 2020

Continue to rest in peace my brother. We are all dealing with an unfortunate incident that occurred in Minneapolis a few days days ago, that do not reflect the actions of active and retired leos. We will get through this and, as always, look out for one another. As always, blessings and strength to Pasco Sheriff and your loving children.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 1, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. Harrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2020

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

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

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 2, 2018

Continue to rest in peace my brother. Florida lost a hero yearrs ago, and all should say a prayer for you and your loving family. May God watch over them and members of your department on this anniversary.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 1, 2018

Rest well my brother. Your memory will always live on by the people whom you have touched while on earth. May you continue to watch over them from a better place, and know that your loving family and co-workers will remember you as a true hero who have given the ultimate for Pasco County.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 1, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

I still remember the christian man, a dedicated officer, and a great supervisor. I will never forget.

CPL Matthew Roach (Retired)
Pasco Corrections and Road Deputy

July 10, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 1, 2015

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, continue to rest in peace Lieutenant.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02, Union County SO

June 1, 2015

On the eve of the anniversary of your departure, I am sitting here, remembering your laughter that rattled the rafters, and your kindness that humbled the most hardened man. I miss you brother, hold the line. S.Y.O.T.O.S.

Major, Retired
Pasco County SHeriff's Office

May 31, 2015

I think about you often Bo, especially now I have a year until I retire, from one sheepdog to another Bo you are missed and thought about often.

Sergeant Jim Lee
Hastings Mich P.D.

January 31, 2015

There are so many memories of Lt Bo Harrison that I have. From being a dispatcher for the SO to being a widowed Mom with 2 young children in tow and his encouraging words of "stay strong and remember if you need help just ask I'll do what I can." I remember 2 college students complaining about 1 week after his funeral that the procession took 2 hours just to move 3 miles (and it did) and how that procession interfered with his love life. Being a former dispatcher, a former police officer, but most of all a civilian who knew Bo Harrison as a kind, gentle soul who would help in any situation, who was loved by almost anyone who met him I chewed those kids out quietly and straight to point. I in formed them that it had been estimated that about half the county turned out, that former fellow employees (deputies and dispatchers) came home for the funeral. I also told them that they'll be lucky if they ever receive the same respect and love that this man has over the years. I also remember the first time I met Lt Harrison and that was in 1979 at the jail in Dade City where he was a correction officer at the time. He made an impression then, and will always be remembered with love and admiration.

Mary Triplett
ex-dispatcher for Pasco County SO

November 29, 2014

I was a witness to the murder of my aunt in 1978 when I was four years old. I can remember him picking me up and holding me because I was crying. He was a good man.

Kelly Hall

October 11, 2014

Yesterday my son asked me; Mom, who is that police officer in the 8x10 photograph in your display case?” He is 15 years old now, I couldn’t believe we had not told him about you before. He has seen your picture in that case every day for 10 years, how did he not know? I have kept most of my LEO stories private, away from my kids growing up, in order to protect them or maybe just myself. I think they shy away from asking me questions, knowing I don‘t usually talk about those things, so they turn to Eddie instead. He has a lot more cop stories then I do and usually gets them to laugh by the end. But yesterday, I told your story, with tears in my eyes. How I met you when I was in Pasco High School, how eventually you would become my Lieutenant, your good heart, your love for God, your family and this community, your laugh and then about those sad events on June 1, 2003. I showed him newspaper articles I had cut out and told him about the events that occurred leading up to your shooting. I told him what your patrol car looked like sitting there empty, with bullet holes in the trunk, in the early morning hours on that June 1st day. I spoke of the heartache each person you touched felt from your loss and how it wasn’t just those in the law enforcement community that mourned you, but those in the same community that relations were stressed just a few weeks prior. I told him about the extensive search that had been conducted, the command post set up and about how the suspect later turned himself in and his words; “I didn’t mean to kill Mr. Bobo.” Finally, I told him about your funeral, and those bone chilling words when dispatch called out your last 10-7.
As a LEO you have moments that mark you, that you remember forever, every detail, like you can just hit rewind and replay. Most of those memories are not good ones, so we keep them hidden away, but they are still there buried deep. I am sorry it took me so long to tell your story it to my son, maybe it will help me open up and tell him other stories. I wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten and your memory, your story will be told.

Retired Deputy Erica Hernandez Morera (Fernandez)
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Ret. Dep. Erica Morera (Fernandez)
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

August 7, 2014

As a tribute to you, I will share this moment with everyone: I was 9 months on the job as a Patrol Deputy. I had just worked 14 hours in a row, and I was still filling out supporting documents in the read-off room. Tired and irritable, I was not in the best of spirits. You passed by me and said, "You're doing good work." I appreciated the compliment, but I still had another hour of paperwork to do. You sensed that. 5 minutes later, I could hear your infectious laugh from your office, all the way down the hallway. I then heard Hal Copper say, "Bo, I'm serious! That's what it means!" Now the two of you were laughing. You then yelled from your office, "Bob come down hear and help me with something." When I arrived you said, "Take a seat. Hal and I are in disagreement about something, and maybe you can clear it up. I think he is full of it!." Hal then asked me to explain what a "_______ _______" was (I can't put that term on this website). I was hesitant at first, but you encouraged me to explain. When I gave my understanding of the term, the laughter began. We laughed for 20 minutes. I left your office energized, and finished my paperwork. On the ride home I realized you had called me into your discussion with Hal on purpose. You saw how exhausted and down I was, and you made it fun for me to be there. That's the kind of leader you were.

Thanks for your leadership and fond memories.

Detective R. Grady
Pasco Sheriff's Office

March 13, 2014

It has been a while since I have been here, I worked with Bo many years ago when I worked for the Dade City Police Department, I now work in Hastings, Michigan as a Sergeant. I will never forget Bo and how he had no enemies and never said a bad word against anyone, he was a devote Christian and even though at that time I was not (I now am), I always admired how he could speak about God without being overbearing. He is a great addition to Heaven! Thanks Bo.

Sergeant Jim Lee
Hastings P.D. (prior Dade City P.D.)

February 15, 2014

I think of my Uncle Bo Bo every day that passes by. He was my hero who taught me many things. He took me to church sometimes with he and his family and showed me what it meant to be a good Christian... He taught me how to play baseball and not to let the boys pick on me because I was a girl who wanted to play "boys" games. I love and miss him daily...

Velma Mosely

June 2, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all and the family left behind. Continue to rest in peace Lt. Harrison.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 1, 2013

You are not forgotten Lt. Harrison. Today "A" Shift honors you and your sacrifice by dedicating our watch to you. Rest in peace brother, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

June 1, 2012

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