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Posted on: November 23, 2022

SHINING STAR - DEPUTY PATTERSON

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The Office of the Sheriff received an email giving kudos to Deputy Randall Patterson for his professionalism and compassion during a death of that person's loved one. Patterson was awarded a Shining Star in November. Thank you for going above and...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 23, 2022

AUTUMN MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

AUTUMN MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TIPS

We placed information on our media pages for drivers to be alert for more increased motorcycle traffic during the fall months.

Motorcycle traffic increases as riders come to enjoy the fall foliage especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cyclist also need t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 23, 2022

FOOD DRIVES ARE UNDERWAY

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Several Franklin County businesses are producing food drives for our annual Operation Christmas Joy program.

These partners have drop off boxes in their businesses for residents to donate non-perishable foods.

We thank all who have donated to assist Frankli...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 17, 2022

SHINING STAR - SGT RAMSEY

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The Office of the Sheriff received an email giving kudos to Sgt Jesse Ramsey for his professionalism and compassion during a death of that person's loved one. Thank you for setting the example Sgt!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2022

K9 DEMO AT WINDY GAP ELEMENTARY

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Recently, Investigator Burton and K9 Khaleesi visited Windy Gap Elementary and was able to show off some of the talents of this team! We love interactions like this with the kiddos. Thank you for having us!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2022

SEAT BELT USAGE URGED

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office encourages all motorists to wear their seatbelts when operating a vehicle on our highways. The statistics are overwhelming. Wearing your seatbelts saves lives. Buckle up Franklin County.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 15, 2022

OPERATION CHRISTMAS JOY MOVING FORWARD

OPERATION CHRISTMAS JOY 2022

The Office of the Sheriff is well underway with this year's Operation Christmas Joy. This charitable outreach is about assisting Franklin County families at Christmas.
Our churches, civic groups, organizations, businesses and individuals who donat...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2022

WOODMENLIFE AWARD TOM FIREBAUGH

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November’s WoodmenLife Award recipient is Tom Firebaugh. Tom is the Operations Lieutenant for Franklin County Public Safety. His love of Franklin County and his desire to make a positive change through his First Responder commitments makes Tom a...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2022

BE ALERT AT INTERSECTIONS

Intersections Be Alert

 Several traffic accidents in October occurred at intersections. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reminded motorists to pay attention when coming up to an intersection. Drive safe and return home to your family each day.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2022

NO NEED TO SPEED

Stop Speeding

 In our on-going efforts to educate the public, we weekly remind motorists to drive safely. Speed is a major factor in serious motor vehicle accidents. Lower your speed! Early November’s message was to SLOW DOWN.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 10, 2022

MADD AWARD RECEIVED

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Recently at their award ceremony, Deputy Travis Dillon was awarded the Franklin County area representative for the MADD Award. The regional Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 
gives this award to multiple agencies whose officers diligently seek out imp...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

DEPUTY HAS CHILLING ENCOUNTER

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Franklin County Deputy Walker Shively came upon three "scary looking" figures at our Westlake Sub-Station last week. 
All in good fun, Andie Smarrelli set up her Smith Mountain Lake Skeleton Crew for a quick photo op. 
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF WELCOMES NEW K9

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The Office of the Sheriff is excited to share our newest K9 who officially started training today! K9 Bono and his handler, Sgt Knight, will be in training until the end of November, then will continue serving Franklin County in our patrol division!
Welcom...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

SLOW DOWN, OBEY THE SCHOOL BUS STOP SIGNS

School Back In Session 02

During this 2022-2023 school year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of the Sheriff Franklin County, Virginia are working to remind drivers about the importance of school bus sa...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF K9'S VISIT TEENS-N-TOTS CAREER DAY

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Recently, two of our K9 teams visited the Franklin County High School Teens-n-Tots program for career day. Investigator Burton with K9 Khaleesi, and Deputy Alejandro with K9 Sasha, both loved interacting with the kiddos! Thank you for having us!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 17, 2022

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF WELCOMES NEW HIRE

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October saw the hiring and swearing in of Triston Adams as our newest deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The swearing in ceremony was held in Franklin County Circuit Court and presided over by the Honorable Judge Tim Allen. Please jo...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 17, 2022

RECENT SHINING STARS AT THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Sheriff Overton is proud to acknowledge three of our recent "Shining Star" recipients from the Office of the Sheriff. These men were presented with this award for their professionalism and dedication to this office and our community!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 17, 2022

BUSINESSES OPEN IN ROCKY MOUNT

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The Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new businesses to Rocky Mount in early October. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of this wonderful event! Great evening, good fellowship!

Congrats
to all!

Check out this link: New...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 17, 2022

GREAT COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT

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Recently, 40 West Dairy Queen hosted a "Coffee with a Cop" event.
Any resident that stopped in during 9AM -10AM were welcomed with a free cup of coffee and had opportunities to interact with local law enforcement.
Photo shows DQ staff, Rocky Mount...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 3, 2022

SRO WHITTAKER AT SONTAG ELEMENTARY

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School Resource Office Travis Whittaker took a few moments to share a book with a class at Sontag Elementary School. The kids loved it!

All of our SRO’s take opportunities, during the day, to interact with the students.

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Sheriff Spotlight