Pasco Sheriff’s employee earns statewide honor

A longtime Pasco Sheriff’s Office civilian supervisor has earned a statewide honor from the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA). Gina Youmans has dedicated her career to helping crime victims and their loved ones, as a supervisor of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocates Unit. The 28-year veteran of the law enforcement agency is being recognized for her work. Youmans is the recipient … [Read more...]

Pasco Sheriff’s Office gets forensics K-9

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has added another K-9 to its unit of about two dozen — but it’s not the traditional search and seizure police dog frequently utilized by law enforcement agencies. Instead, this dog, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador named Phi, is paired with a forensics investigator and trained to detect decomposing human remains. More commonly known as a human remains detection … [Read more...]

Fallen officer cherished for leadership, love, and laughter

The countless who knew Capt. Charles “Bo” Harrison, say they’re better people because of it. And, the superlatives flow freely when people describe what he was like. Here are just a few of those descriptions: Hero. Christian. Father. Brother. Husband. Friend. Leader. Coach. Servant. Great Officer. Integrity. Honorable.. He was “a servant-leader who made a difference to every man, … [Read more...]

Sex-trafficked girls will soon have a sanctuary

The Tampa charity Bridging Freedom, which helps child victims of human trafficking, is developing a therapeutic safe house campus community at an undisclosed location in Pasco County. It will begin to accept girls this spring, once its first safe house is completed. The Bridging Freedom campus— situated on nearly 100 acres of donated land—will ultimately encompass seven homes, a lodge … [Read more...]