Richard “Bo” Dietl was a New York City Police Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985. Bo was one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department, with several thousand arrests to his credit. There were two particular cases that represent his career highlights. The first was what former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch labeled “...the most vicious crime in New York City history” (1981) which involved a nun who was raped and tortured in an East Harlem convent as 27 crosses were carved into her by two men, who later confessed and were convicted. The second was the Palm Sunday Massacre in 1984, which was one of New York City’s most bloody mass slayings, of ten people. Bo was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects in both cases.
In 1986, Bo was nominated for the U.S. Congress by the Republican and Conservative parties of New York State for the 6th Congressional District (to fill the seat of the late Joseph Addabbo). In a 7-1 Democratic District, the Rev. Floyd Flake edged out Bo by a mere 2,500 votes - one of the closest races in New York history.
President George Bush appointed Bo as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission. Governor George E. Pataki appointed Bo Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. He served as Security Consultant to the National Republican Convention and as Director of Security for the New York State Republican Convention.
Richard “Bo” Dietl is the Founder & Chairman of Beau Dietl & Associates. Founded in 1985, Beau Dietl & Associates has grown to become one of the premier investigative and security firms in the nation and is a full service organization providing a wide variety of investigative and security services to corporate and individual clients worldwide.
Bo is also the co-author of the book “One Tough Cop”, which is a story about his life as a New York City police officer. The movie version of “One Tough Cop” was made into a major motion picture. Bo’s latest book, entitled “Business Lunchatations”, which is a story about networking and business strategies hit stores in April 2005, ranking #5 on Amazon’s Business Best Seller List. Since then, Bo has embraced many faceted roles in the industry such as Associate Producer for the movie “The Bone Collector” and Producer for a new movie “Table One.” Bo has entered into the television realm of reality TV with ABC “The Runner” scheduled for a January 2002 release.
Over the years Bo has taken an active interest in many charities and continues to endorse and support such charities as: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, New York City Police & Fireman Widow & Children, CJ Foundation of SIDS, Tomorrows Children Fund, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, Hemophilia Assoc., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mothers Voices just to name a few.