Deputy Duenas began his career with the OCSO in 2003. Prior to joining the K9 unit in 2010, Deputy Duenas worked a variety of assignments within the agency to include Patrol, Field Training Officer, Beach/Marine, and Community Policing.
Deputy Duenas and K9 Axel began their career together in April 2015, after successful completion of training and certification. K9 Axel is Deputy Duenas’s second dual purpose canine he has worked for the agency. His first canine, K9 Diesel, was retried in March 2015.
K9 Axel is a dual purpose canine, Patrol and Narcotics, certified through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).