Pasco Co. Sheriff's Office honors Captain Bo Harrison - WFLA News Channel 8

Pasco Co. Sheriff's Office honors Captain Bo Harrison

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DADE CITY, FL (WFLA) -

The Pasco Sheriff's Office announced remembered Captain Charles Bo Harrison, on the 10th anniversary date when he killed in the line of duty.  

A new memorial with Harrison's likeness was dedicated at a ceremony held at 9 a.m. Saturday June 1.  The event was held at the District II Office, located at 36409 State Road 52 in Dade City.  Members of the Pasco Sheriff's Office, former employees and family members were in attendance.

Harrison, a Lieutenant at the time, was 56 when he was shot and killed while on surveillance near a nightclub on U.S. Route 301 in Lacoochee. 

The shooting happened about 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2003.   Harrison was shot with a high-powered, .30 caliber rifle by a sniper hidden in the woods nearby. The shots went through the trunk of the car and struck him in the back.  A 19-year-old suspect turned himself in two days later.  Alfredie Steele Jr.

was found guilty in a jury trial and was convicted for murder in Harrison's death.  Lieutenant Harrison had been with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for 31 years, and his retirement date was only 15 days away.  He was posthumously promoted to Captain.

In addition to his more than 30 years of service with the Pasco Sheriff's Office, Bo was actively involved in the community. He mentored and coached youth football, was the captain of the PSO football team and was a community leader.

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