GammadDeputy Gammad was born and raised in Desoto County, where he attended Memorial Elementary, Desoto Middle, and Desoto County High School; graduating in 2012.  In 2015, following in his father’s footsteps, he began his career in law enforcement at Hardee Correctional Institution.  In 2017, while employed by the Arcadia Police Department, he attended the Suncoast Technical College Criminal Justice Academy completing the law enforcement crossover program.

Deputy Gammad began his career with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2021, assigned to the Road Patrol Division.  He is certified in speed measurement devices and completed an instructor’s course on impact and chemical munitions. 

Contact Information:
Deputy Gary Gammad
ggammad@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 


KlugDeputy Klug started his Law Enforcement career working as a Detention Officer for the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia in March 1998.  In January 2000 he completed the Georgia Peace Officer Police Academy, and began working for the Tifton Georgia Police Department, as a Uniformed Patrol Officer.

In 2002, he began training new Officers as a Certified Field Training Officer, and obtained his Georgia POST Intermediate Certification.  In 2005, he earned his Georgia POST Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and moved to the Traffic Division, investigating motor vehicle collisions and traffic enforcement.  From 2008 to 2010 he continued his education completing the Professional Management of Policing thru Columbus State University and earned his Georgia POST Supervisory and Management Certifications. He was promoted to Patrol Sgt in 2011. Throughout his Georgia Law Enforcement career he completed over 1400 hours of specialty advanced training, to include, Advanced Report writing, Patrol Rifle, Interviews and Interrogations, Accident Investigations Level I and Level II, Active School Shooter Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced level response, Speed Detection, Intox 5000 Certification, LIDAR, Accident Calculations, and Internal Affairs. In 2011, he completed the Florida Cross Over Academy in Marianna Florida and successfully passed the State exam, earning his Florida Law Enforcement certification.

In 2014 he completed the Army Corps of Engineers Explosive School in Loveland Colorado, to earn his UXO Tech I Certification.

Deputy Klug relocated back to the area and was hired by the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2016, and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. Since 2016 he has completed Patrol Rifle and Firearms yearly qualifications with the Sheriff’s Office. He has completed School Resource Officer Basic, NIMS 100 thru 800, and Crisis Intervention Training,

Deputy Klug is a US Navy reservist as a Military Police Officer. His previous assignment was as The Leading Petty Officer for a 38 Naval Security Forces unit and is currently assigned as the Command Master-at-Arms for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14. His duties are as the Law Enforcement and Heavy Barrel weapons Instructor for the entire 680 personnel. He has two combat deployments, Iraq 2006-2007, and 2016-2017, one Humanitarian deployment for Hurricane Katrina Relief 2005. 

Contact Information:
Deputy Jason Klug
jklug@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 


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Deputy Garza was born and raised in Desoto County and attended Nocatee Elementary, the Desoto Middle and High School. He graduated in 2015 with honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He is devoted to serving Desoto County as his grandmother, who retired from the Criminal Investigation Bureau in August of 2016, did before him. 

Deputy Garza began his law enforcement career with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2017, when he was sponsored to go to the Sarasota Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. He completed two years in the Uniformed Patrol Division where he enjoyed interacting with the citizens of Desoto County.  He transferred to the School Resource Division in August of 2020 and was assigned to Memorial Elementary School.

Deputy Garza has continued his education through the following training: Advanced Report Writing, Speed Measurement, Crisis Intervention Training and DUI training.

Contact Information:
Deputy David Garza
dgarza@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 


DaneseDeputy Nicholas Danese has served with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office for 5 years, starting his career in January of 2018.

 

Deputy Danese has served in the Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions. While working as a Detective, Deputy Danese specialized in Persons Crimes, Child Abuse, and Internet Crimes Against Children. Deputy Danese has specialized training which includes; Speed Measurement – Radar/LIDAR, Basic Patrol Rifle, Death and Homicide Investigations, Crisis Intervention Training, and the Basic School Resource Officer course through the Florida Association of School Resource Officers.

 

In July 2021, Deputy Danese transferred to the School Resource Division where he now serves as a School Resource Deputy at DeSoto High School.

 

Deputy Danese was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, and currently resides in DeSoto County.

Contact Information 
Deputy Nicholas Danese
ndanese@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 


Deputy Blosser was born and raised in Desoto County and attended Memorial Elementary, the Desoto Middle and High School. He graduated from Desoto High in 2014. In 2015 he joined the United States Navy and served for 4 years aboard the USS Arleigh Burke. He remains in the naval reserves and attends monthly training. Deputy Blosser made the decision to continue to serve others whenever he was sponsored by DCSO in 2019. He attended the Suncoast Technical College Criminal Justice Academy.

Deputy Blosser began his career assigned to the road patrol division. He transferred to the School Resource Officer Division in 2022 and was assigned to Nocatee Elementary School. Deputy Blosser has continued his education with speed measurement device training.

Contact Information 
Deputy Claude Blosser
Cblosser@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 


WashingtonDeputy Washington was born and raised in Desoto County, where he attended Memorial Elementary, Desoto Middle, Desoto County High School; Graduating in 2011. Deputy Washington received a full athletic football scholarship to attend Florida Atlantic University’ and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

In August of 2015 Deputy Washington began his career in law enforcement with the Arcadia Police Department, assigned to the Road Patrol Division and SWAT team.   In 2018 Deputy Washington was transferred into the Criminal Investigation Division. While working as a detective, he was responsible for investigating property, financial, pawn, robbery, homicide, missing persons, child crimes, sexual battery, narcotics, misdemeanors and felony cases.

In August of 2021 Deputy Washington began his career with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Road Patrol Division.  In November of 2021 he transferred to the School Resource Division where he now serves as a School Resource Deputy at DeSoto Secondary School.

Deputy Washington has specialized training which includes; Speed Measurement – Radar/Laser, Basic Patrol Rifle, Advanced Firearms and Tactics Course, Active Shooter Training, Injury and Death Investigations, Human Trafficking Investigations, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigations, Crisis Intervention Training, Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness, Middle Management and the Basic School Resource Officer course through the Florida Association of School Resource Officers.

Contact Information 
Deputy Antonio Washington
awashington@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700