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Posted on: July 20, 2021

FCSO INVESTIGATORS VISITS EVIDENT

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Office of the Sheriff stopped by ShopEvident today.

Thanks for the hospitality. We were able to show them our new Crime Scene Unit (CSI) Trailer.

So blessed to have the Grimm Family as supporters and they gifted our team with much needed supplies.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 20, 2021

5-YEAR SERVICE PINS AWARDED TO CITIZENS ON PATROL MEMBERS

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Recently, Sheriff Overton met with our Citizens on Patrol (COPs) members after a pause of the program due to the pandemic. The COPs program is a huge help to our office and patrol division by assisting with various call types such as vehicle unlocks, fune...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 16, 2021

C.R.A.S.E. EVENT SCHEDULED

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The Office of the Sheriff will be presenting a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event training on Sunday, August 8th from 9AM - 11Am at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 8585 Callaway Road, Callaway, VA. This training deals with what residents should d...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 14, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF CELEBRATES 6 RETIREES

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Bitter sweet day at the Office of the Sheriff as we saw the retirement of 6 great employees.

These men and women had a combined 170 plus years in law enforcement and administration positions.

Sheriff Overton said, "The Franklin County Sheriff'...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2021

FCSO AT PIGG RIVER COMMUNITY DAY

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Recently, Pigg River Community Outreach Day was held at their facility on South Main Street and the Office of the Sheriff was there.Weather was great and the event was too.Many non-profits had displays available, there was food and more.Thanks to everyone...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 8, 2021

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS BACK

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After a year hiatus, the Office of the Sheriff announces that National Night Out will be held this year.                           &nb...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD WINNER NAMED FOR JUNE

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Amanda Rucker, owner/operator of the Rocky Mount McDonald's, was named the June 2021 WoodmenLife Award Recipient. 

Amanda has been an outstanding supporter of Franklin County for many years.

We salute her spirit of giving and charity.

Congr...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES NEW HIRE

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome Deputy Jacob Boitnott as a new member of this office! Deputy Boitnott comes to us with experience from another correctional facility. He will be assigned to the Corrections Division. Join...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 22, 2021

DOMINOS PIZZA PROVIDES FCSO WITH LUNCH

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Great surprise today as Mr. Blake Ellis / Owner of the Rocky Mount Dominos Pizza, provided the Office of the Sheriff with pizzas.
We are so grateful Mr. Ellis.
It was awesome!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 22, 2021

HENRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

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The Office of the Sheriff participated in the Henry Elementary School Career Fair on Tuesday, June 22nd.
Sgt. Jesse Ramsey had the opportunity to interact with several classes of students, describing the duties of a patrol deputy and explaining the differe...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES HAS MESSAGE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

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VADMV is reminding motorcyclists to "Ride With Your Proper Gear". 
Many cyclists suffer worse injuries caused by not wearing the full package of riding gear.
See this short video below and please ride safe
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office attending a Touch A Truck Event in Westlake last weekend hosted Vitalize Church.
FCSO was there with K9's, crime scene robot, patrol vehicles and more.
We had a great time interacting with the community...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

VSA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

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The Virginia Sheriff's Association Scholarship Award was presented to Tatianna Harper last week.
Tatianna is finishing up a Criminal Justice Degree focusing on a law enforcement career.
Sheriff Bill Overton presented her with the award and said, &q...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 17, 2021

NEW HIRE TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome Brian Hall to our organization! Brian comes to us from Martinsville Sheriff's Office and will be assigned to the Corrections Division.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT JAKES EVENT

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On Saturday, June 5th, the Office of the Sheriff participated in the annual Jakes Event sponsored by the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Great weather and a crowd of nearly 200, made for a wonderful event.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 14, 2021

FLAG DAY 2021

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What we know fondly as the “Stars and Stripes” was adopted by the Second Continental Congress as the official American flag on June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Colonial troops fought under many different flags with...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 10, 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL RESUMES FINGERPRINTING FOR THE PUBLIC

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On Monday, June 7th 2021, the Franklin County Jail will resume fingerprinting for the public. Hours for fingerprinting are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. The cost is $5.00 per card.
Upon arrival to the Sheriff's Office, just come to the ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 9, 2021

REMEMBERING D-DAY 1944

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The Office of the Sheriff is taking a moment, on this day, to reflect on our heroes from World War II that participated in the invasion of Normandy, France. 
The Allied assault was originally named Operation Overlord, but soon became known as just...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 2, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS MOTORISTS TO BE ALERT FOR BICYCLES

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As the summer begins to heat up, more and more residents will be out enjoying a bicycle ride.Bike riding has increased over the last several years in Franklin County and around Rocky Mount.Both adults and children can be seen riding.The Virginia Departmen...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 2, 2021

HONOR GUARD PARTICIPATES IM MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was at the Memorial Day Remembrance held each year at the Veteran's Memorial Park on Monday, May 31st.
This somber ceremony remembers all local residents who served in our armed forces and ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2021

LIGHTHOUSE BIBLE CHURCH HOLDS LAW ENFORCEMENT EVENT

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Back in 2020, Lighthouse Bible Church, in Vinton, had area law enforcement agencies sign large police "Thin Blue Line" flags. The Office of the Sheriff participated in that signing.

On Sunday, May 30th, LBC held a huge Memorial Day Service plus, ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 28, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD NAMES SGT HODGES

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WoodmenLife/Lisa Landes recognized Sgt. Anthony Hodges for the month of May 2021.

Sgt. Hodges has been a volunteer and a giver most of his life. As medical officer for the Franklin County Jail, Anthony's job got a little more intense during the CO...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 27, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY D SMITH

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Yesterday, Deputy Dylan Smith received a Shining Star Award from Sheriff Overton. This award came after a resident commendation that complemented Deputy Smith on his professionalism, eagerness, and courteous nature on handling a call for service regarding...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

LUNCH DONATION TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Tuesday, May 25th, members of the Office of the Sheriff enjoyed a delicious lunch from Buddy's BBQ VA, donated by SERVPRO of Roanoke!
Thank you, Clark Goodman and ServPro of Roanoke, for your generosity!

Pictured: L-R: Allen "Buddy" Ha...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY ALEJANDRO / K-9 SASHA

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Yesterday (5/25/21), Sheriff Overton presented two Shining Star Award's to Deputy Alejandro. One award was for a successful search and rescue track where Deputy Alejandro led K-9 Sasha to locate an individual in a mental health crisis for approxi...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF REMINDS EVERYONE TO WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC

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Pedestrian safety is everyone's responsibility!
Motorists: protect pedestrians by giving them time to safely cross (remember, it's the law to stop for those in crosswalks).
Pedestrians: take time to cross at a marked intersection & loo...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 30, 2021

STANDING WATCH PROGRAM ON LOCAL RADIO

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For several years now, B99.9 - Southern Virginia's Country Station and WYTI Radio, INC. have allowed the Office of the Sheriff to have a program each month on their respective stations.

Our segments are on the last Thursdays of each month, WZBB at...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 29, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS

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As we crawl out of winter and shake off the doldrums, many residents are out walking.

Sometimes, they are on the edge or near the edge of our roadways.

Drivers have their responsibilities, but this post is to help educate the pedestrian on what they should ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

EXTENDED BRIDGE CLOSURE ALERT ON COLONIAL TURNPIKE

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Beginning now, the bridge over the Pigg River on Colonial Turnpike will close for construction. This closure is expected to last until November of 2021. Be advised that travel in this area will be affected with detours!

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