Born: 1950-12-04 (68 years old)
Richard âBoâ Dietl was a New York City Police Officer and Detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985. Â Bo was one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the police department, with several thousand arrests to his credit. Â There were two particular cases that represent his career highlights. Â The first was what former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch labeled â...the most vicious crime in New York City historyâ (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. Â The second was the Palm Sunday Massacre in 1984, which was one of New York Cityâs most bloody mass slayings, of ten people. Â Bo was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the suspects in both cases.
Bo is the co-author of the book âOne Tough Copâ, which is a story about his life as a New York City police detective. Â The movie version of âOne Tough Copâ was made into a major motion picture. Boâs next book, entitled âBusiness Lunchatationsâ, a story about networking and business strategies hit stores in April 2005, ranking #5 on Amazonâs Business Best Seller List. Â Since then, Bo has embraced many faceted roles in the industry such as Associate Producer for the movie âThe Bone Collectorâ and Producer for the movie âTable One.â Â Bo entered into the television realm as an Executive Producer of ABCâs âThe Runnerâ which was to be released back in 2002. Â He also was Executive Producer of âThe Gray Areaâ on CBS TV.