News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2021

LOWE'S DONATES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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Recently, the local Rocky Mount Lowe's store gave the Office of the Sheriff give cards for purchases discounts to recognize our law enforcement 1st Responders.
We are very grateful to Lowe's for this gift.
Pictured: Deputy Randall Patterso...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 11, 2021

BICYCLE SAFETY IS IMPORTANT

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Fall is a heavy time for bicyclists. The milder days offer a wonderful time to ride and check out the fall scenery.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a link providing cyclists and  motorists great information about being safe ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER HOLDS COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT

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Wednesday, October 6th was National Coffee With A Cop Day and to recognize local law enforcement, Rocky Mount Health and Rehabilitation Center hosted an event. 
Staff and management came out early with coffee and Daylight Donuts to serve the deput...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 5, 2021

LETTERS FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Mrs. Thompson's 3rd grade @ Burnt Chimney Elementary celebrated Heroes' Day recently.
Several of the students sent us letters and drawn images to show their appreciation for law enforcement.
Thanks to all the students and Mrs. Thompson for...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 5, 2021

1st RESPONDERS MEMORIAL HOLDS CEREMONY

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Saturday, October 2nd, a ceremony was held at the Rocky Mount Fire Department/Rocky Mount Town Police site where the 1st Responders Memorial is located.

The memorial honors those Franklin County 1st Responders who passed away in the line of duty.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 5, 2021

SEPTEMBER WOODMENLIFE AWARD GIVEN

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Byron Hicks was named the WoodmenLife Award winner for the month of September. Hicks is the Coordinator and Liaison to the Sheriff’s department for the Citizens On Patrol Service (COPS). Byron is very committed and speaks so highly of e...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 4, 2021

DEPUTY RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK

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Sgt Keith Grantham received an Office of the Sheriff Shining Star Award for his work on a serious call that resulted in a confession and arrest.
The call he answered is still pending in the courts, but without his diligence and attention to detail on this ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 21, 2021

REMINDER TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES

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Children are back in school and school buses are out on our roads. When the STOP sign and bar are out and displayed, always stop and watch for students.

It's the law. Drivers are required to follow certain laws when encountering a school bus. Virg...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 20, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ATTENDS BEDFORD CAR SHOW

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For many years, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has attended the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Fund Raising Car Show held in Bedford, VA.
Agencies bring their L. E. vehicles to showcase.
Our office is very involved with Virginia Special Oly...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD TO DEPUTY

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Sheriff Overton presented Cpl. Bryan Johnson the Office of the Sheriff Shining Star Award recently.
Overton said when presenting the award, "Corporal Johnson, while on patrol, noticed an piece of equipment that drew his attention. His being observant ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT 911 WALK

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On Saturday, September 11th, the Rocky Mount Fire Department held a memorial walk from their location on North Main Street to their second location on Floyd Avenue.
The walk was to commemorate the fire fighters who last their lives in the 911 event in New ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MEAL DONATION FROM LOCAL SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE RESIDENT

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Our friend, George Morrison of Smith Mountain Lake, had food delivered to our office during the 911 20th Anniversary weekend.
Mr. Morrison has provided this generous charity for several years in a row during the time around September 11th.
He was nice enoug...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 13, 2021

BUSINESS PROVIDES LUNCH FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Creditors Collection Service, Roanoke, VA, graciously provided the Office of the Sheriff a wonderful lunch last week catered by El Rio Mexican Grill.

We would like to thank all those at CCS, who made this happen for our office, and to El Rio of Rocky Mount...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 1, 2021

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE PASSING OF K9

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While tracking a hit-and-run suspect in Shenandoah County this week, Senior Trooper J. R. Lewis noticed his K9 partner, Duke, beginning to show signs of heat exhaustion. Lewis returned Duke to the vehicle and began cooling and hydration. They immediately ...

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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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Sheriff Spotlight