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Posted on: March 10, 2023

RIDE AND DRIVE AWARE

Watch Motorcycles

As we move closer to springtime, more motorcyclists will be headed out on our highways.
Last year, starting in May, Virginia saw double digit fatalities involving motorcycles for 6 consecutive months.
For cyclists, wearing the proper protective gear reduces...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 9, 2023

EARLY SPRING DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

Early Spring Driving Tips

Is it too early to dare talk about springtime? We have had snowfall in March, but it is a good idea to be planning for better weather and checking out your vehicle/s/ coming out of winter.
Check out the graphic to inspect your auto's equipment.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 8, 2023

SHINING STAR FOR COPS MEMEBER

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COPS (Citizens On Patrol) Member, Roger Hilfer was recognized with a "Shining Star" award.
Roger has logged hundreds of volunteer hours with the Office of the Sheriff and is currently involved with our Project Lifesaver Program and the Inmate Hig...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2023

BURNING LAW GOES IN EFFECT

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The statewide burn law will begin on February 15th - April 30th. No open area burning allowed before 4PM during these dates.
See the Virginia Department of Forestry link (below) for more information on the burn law and other restrictions that may apply.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2023

TEXTING AND WRECKING ARE A TEAM

T REX DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE

Don't let the team of Text & Wreck cause you to crash. Put down the phone, concentrate on the task of driving.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

SLOW DOWN, OBEY THE SCHOOL BUS STOP SIGNS

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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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