AlonsoDeputy Ernesto Alonso was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan but was raised and resides in DeSoto County. He began his Law enforcement career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2016.  He worked a brief period of time with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy. While at the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office he has been assigned to Patrol, Criminal Investigation Division and has also served as a member of the agencies SWAT Team. Some of his specialized training includes; Advanced Report Writing, Speed Measurement – Radar, Basic Patrol Rifle, Active Shooter emergency response, Death and Homicide Investigations, and Crisis Intervention Training.  In March 2019 he was assigned as a School Resource Deputy at the Nocatee Elementary School where he had attended from Kindergarten through 5th grade. 

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Deputy Ernesto Alonso 

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. 

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Deputy Jason Klug



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.

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Deputy David Garza


DaneseDeputy Nicholas Danese has served with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office for 3 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.

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Deputy Nicholas Danese