Our Military Veterans

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At The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, we are grateful for the sacrifice our nation’s veterans, military men and women, and their families have made in service to our country. We are proud to have these Military Veterans among us. They possessed the courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity – all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than one’s self. To our Military Veteran Members here at the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office we say “Thank You” for answering the call to duty. You have made our armed forces the most respected in the world. God bless you and your families, God bless our troops and God bless America.


United States Air Force ♦ Security Police James F. Potter ♦ 1981-1985 In-Active Reserves 1985-1987

United States Navy ♦ Construction man Apprentice James Vitali ♦ 1988-1990 In-Active Reserves 1990-1994

United States Air Force ♦ Security Police/Security Forces ♦ Master Sergeant (Retired) Timothy Hilgeman ♦ 1989-2016

United States Air Force ♦ Air Traffic Controller ♦ Airman First Class Joshua Pitts ♦ 2010-2012

United States Army ♦ Staff Sergeant Joseph Santos ♦ 1998-2001 & 2004-2011

United States Navy ♦ Petty Officer Second Class Jose Vitali ♦ 1983-1992

United States Army ♦ Specialist Cheri Caudill ♦ 1986-1988

United States Army National Guard ♦ Specialist Jose Raya ♦ 2002-2007

United States Navy ♦ Petty Officer First Class Jason Klug ♦ 2004 to Present

United States Marine Corps  Lance Corporal Brandon Bierman  2008-2010

United States Navy ♦ Petty Officer Second Class Claude Blosser ♦ 2015-Present 

United States Army National Guard ♦ Specialist Robert Wilds ♦ 2015-Present

United States Army Reserve ♦ Private First Class Rodrigo Santiago-Lopez ♦ 2019-Present

United States Navy Reserve ♦ Petty Officer Second Class Jenny Cross ♦ 2021-Present

United States Army ♦ Specialist Geronimo Osornio ♦ 1997-2004

United States Marine Corps ♦ Sergeant Jose Trujillo ♦ 2013-2022

"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." -- Ronald Reagan