News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Notice of Primary Election - June 8, 2021

A notice requesting the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic and Republican parties for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Virginia House of Delegates and local offices. &a...

Read on...

County News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Vaccinate Virginia

Pre-Register online or by telephone for a free Covid19 vaccination.  To pre-register online, visit https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.. To register by telephone call (877) 829-4682. Other vaccination information is available online at https://www.vd...

Read on...

Vaccinate Virginia Web Address Franklin Center News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 24, 2020

New Franklin County Animal Shelter "Grand Opening"

    

The "Grand Opening" of the new $1.4 million, 6,000 sq ft facility will be Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The public is welcome to tour the facility, there will be a law enforcement K9 demonstration...

Read on...

Public Safety News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Franklin County residents are urged to practice healthy disease preventing practices including:

  • Washing hands often with soap
  • Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Cleaning ...
Read on...

Public Safety News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer for a fire department or rescue squad is a time consuming adventure but it is nonetheless rewarding.  Use our volunteer application to join us today!

Read on...

Public Safety News

News Flash

Posted on: February 5, 2021

Member Spotlight - February 2021

Tyler McPherson

Tyler is 22 years old.  He has lived in Callaway all his life with his parents and 2 sisters. He joined the fire department around the same time he graduated from high school.  He said, “It was something I had wanted to do my e...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Member Spotlight - January 2021

Brett Mullins

Brett has been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years with the exception of times when his children where young and when he was away for military enlistment.  He originally joined as a teenager for something to do that would occupy his time. That &...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Member Spotlight - December 2020

Ryan DeForest (jpg)

Ryan is currently the captain of the rescue division at Scruggs Fire and Rescue.  He serves with his wife Denise, who is the First Lieutenant of the rescue division. They have been married for 22 years and have 2 sons that are 20 and 16. &nbs...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Member Spotlight - November 2020

Lynn Wray

Station 15 (Westlake)

Lynn was born and raised in Franklin County. He began volunteering at Franklin County Rescue Squad in 2001, partly influenced by the 9/11 attacks. He has always enjoyed helping others and wants to give back to the community. That oppo...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Member Spotlight - October 2020

Odell Gray

Odell Gray - Ferrum Fire Department

Odell has lived in Franklin County the majority of his life. He graduated from Franklin County High School in 1985.  He attended VCU and Ferrum College, eventually graduating  from Ferrum.  Aft...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Member Spotlight - September 2020

Picture2

Anna D. - Callaway Rescue Squad

Anna is 18 years old, she obtained her EMT-B certification while in high school. She graduated this year and is currently attending Virginia Western Community College to obtain a Health Sciences Degree. She plans to eventual...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Member Spotlight - August 2020

Chris Esposito (FF/Paramedic)

Chris Esposito - Career Staff

Chris is a Firefighter/Paramedic for Franklin County Public Safety and also serves as a fill-in captain. He has worked for Public Safety since early 2013. Chris grew up in Danville, VA and moved to Franklin County after becomi...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Member Spotlight - July 2020

Emergency Medical Technician

Michaelynn H. - Red Valley Rescue Squad

Michaelynn is a single mother of a 15-year-old son. He is an A/B honor roll student. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of six.  She says, “He is such a bright, intelligent, and loving youn...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Member Spotlight - June 2020

Firefighter

Baylor Janney - Boones Mill Fire Department

Baylor has been a volunteer at Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department for almost 2 years. When he isn’t at the fire station, you can find him working for his dad doing interior construction or working for Boones M...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Member Spotlight - May 2020

Ron Gearheart

Ron Gearheart - Career Staff

Ron is a career Paramedic/Firefighter/Chaplain with Franklin County Department of Public Safety. He is an Associate Pastor at New Vision Baptist Church. He has been married to his wife Michele for over twenty years “bless her h...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Member Spotlight - April 2020

George Tawes Jr_

George T. - Scruggs Fire, Rescue & Dive

George has been part of the Smith Mountain Community forever! Just ask anyone. With over 60 years of Public Safety experience, George, formerly Chief of the SML Marine Division, is now with Scruggs VFRD. He is al...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Member Spotlight - March 2020

Morgan Yopp

Morgan Y. - Glade Hill Rescue Squad

Morgan is 20 years old.  She took the EMT class through Franklin County High School during the spring semester of 2017 with Eric Newman.  Mr. Newman’s class introduced her to EMS and is part of the reas...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Member Spotlight - February 2020

Tatum, Mark

Mark Tatum - Company 14

Mark is 1st Lieutenant at Henry Volunteer Fire Department.  He has been with Company 14 since 2002 when the department was founded.  Mark is happily married with 2 children, John Mark and Samantha Ann Tatum. &n...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Member Spotlight - January 2020

Rena Jennings photo

Rena Jennings - Career Staff

Rena was raised and still lives in Bedford County.  She has 4 awesome children who live close to her,  including her grandson,  Bear.  She attended Staunton River High School. After graduatin...

Read on...

Public Safety Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

AMAZON AND APPLE SCAM CALLS

Federal Trade Commission

We have received several calls concerning residents receiving scam calls from people posing as representatives of either Apple or Amazon.

The scammer attempts to get monies from the  resident with a series of stories concerning purchases.

Even thou...

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

CONDOLENCES

Pittsyl Co mourning badge

The Office of the Sheriff sends heartfelt condolences to our friends and law enforcement neighbors at the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office on the passing of Corporal Wayne Grubbs.
Prayers for the family and the law enforcement community.
Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

ROANOKE COUNTY PD LOOKING FOR MISSING JUVENILE

154099578_1912684725549952_5701838943501120126_n

The Roanoke County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. Madison Grace McDaniel was last seen around 2:00 p.m. in the Garden City area of Roanoke County, VA on February 19, 2021. She was last seen with...
Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

VIRGINIA 2021 BURN LAW

2021 burn law

The State of Virginia's Burn Law goes in effect on February 15, 2021 - April 30, 2021.

Click on the attached photo, expand for full view and see more details about the Virginia Burn Law. 

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

VIRGINIA SHERIFF'S INSTITUTE OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP

VSI Badge png

If you are a rising senior at Franklin County High School and are going to college for a Criminal Justice Degree, the VSI offers a scholarship. This is also for those already in college for a Criminal Justice Degree.

Follow the link, below, and apply for t...

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

FCSO RECEIVES CERTIFICATION ON SAFE POLICING

144033590_3755005217881651_364784286464422253_n

In January 2021, the Office of the Sheriff received certification from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VALEPSC) confirming that this department meets the eligibility standards set forth by the U. S. Department of Justice fo...

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS, "DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE"?

Suspects

The Office of the Sheriff has sent out a press release concerning theft from a vehicle and use of the victim's credit cards.

The suspects allegedly broke into a resident's vehicle and stole credit cards, then, used these credit cards at t...

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

COVID -19 INFORMATION

final-avoid-the-3-cs-poster

Sharing information from the World Health Organization concerning lessening the spread of COVID - 19.

See photo attached.

BE SAFE

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

COVID SCAM INFORMATION

133130884_3788014601243629_7786452885075189231_o

See the flyer / picture attached to this article.

Great information to help all of us be aware of Covid scammers.

This picture was from our neighboring law enforcement partners, Henry County Sheriff's Office

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

wash hands

See photo (attached)

Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

Read on...

Sheriff News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

drug interdiction 2

Drug Saturation Patrol-1/13/20-10a-10p

Total Traffic Stops-36

Areas Patrolled- Virgil Goode Hwy, Town, Doe Run, Sontag, Henry, Boones Mill, Redwood, Sydnorsville, Wirtz, Callaway, Ferrum, Snow Creek

Race/Gender-Includes All Occupants of Vehicle

Black Males-9

W...

Read on...

Sheriff News

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD

melkins

Deputy Brad Elkins has been awarded the Shining Star Award from Sheriff Bill Overton.

Dispatched to a call several weeks ago, Deputy Elkins arrived on scene to discover a resident with life threatening issues. Elkins administered first aid care until local...

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 1, 2021

HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT KILLED LAST WEEK

KIA

The Office of the Sheriff sends prayers to the departments and families of two more law enforcement members who lost their lives last week.
The Henrico County Police Department announced a pedestrian that was struck by a hit-and-run driver was their own, C...
Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 24, 2021

NEW DEPUTY SWORN IN

3

Recently, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office swore in an new deputy. 
Travis Dillon joins the Office of the Sheriff.
We welcome Travis to the FCSO family.
Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 22, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADVISES "PREVENT HOT CAR DEATHS"

kidsinhotcars

The Office of the Sheriff asks all residents to please check your vehicle before walking away and leaving a child behind.Each year, parents are devastated to learn they have left a child in their car in extreme heat conditions.Don't be that busy ...

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 11, 2021

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SAYS, "USE YOUR HEAD, BUCKLE UP"

Buckle UP VA

Statistically, Virginians are buckling up more and that is a good thing, but we cannot be lax in reminding all drivers how important the proper use of seat belts are.

Check out their video

BUCKLE UP

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 5, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD WINNER NAMED FOR FEBRUARY

146655547_4136491136383474_8877178381391826395_o

Tracey and Rick Lozeau were the February recipients of the WoodmenLife Recognition Award. 

Tracey is the owner/operator of Bliss Salon and has assisted the Office of the Sheriff in producing a huge food drive each year for Operation Christmas Joy....

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 4, 2021

WINTER DRIVING TIPS FROM NHTSA

NHTSA Logo

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website is loaded with great information designed to keep you safe.

One section deals with Winter Driving Tips. The Office of the Sheriff is posting this helpful information for our residents.

Recently, our...

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 1, 2021

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FOUNDATION TO HOLD VIRTUAL BANQUET

NWTF Official

The Franklin County Chapter of NWTF will hold their virtual banquet and membership drive on Saturday, March 6th at 7PM.
The attached email and flyers should explain all the details.
If you do not wish to do the $50 or $250 level, they will accept any size c...
Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

EXTENDED BRIDGE CLOSURE ALERT ON COLONIAL TURNPIKE

road closed

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!

Read on...

Sheriff Spotlight