News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES BABIES

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The Sheriff’s Office had four of their male deputies produce a photo of their new baby girls. Sheriff Overton was also involved holding his new granddaughter. 5 baby girls.

The Office of the Sheriff did a photo-shoot over a year ago with several ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS BUCKLE UP

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Continuing our partnership with Virginia DMV, watch this video from Virginia State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office concerning seat belts.

The life you save could be yours. Please, buckle up Franklin County!

Buckle Up Video

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9 SASHA RECEIVES DONATED BODY ARMOR

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sasha has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.. K9 Sasha’s vest was sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 8, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER ALWAYS AT THE READY

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At our National Night Out events, all one has to do is ask the Dispatcher Center to participate and they are willing.

Photos show our 2019 celebration showcasing what a great display the E911 gang put together and some pictures show them in our high school...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 22, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER WINS AWARD

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Communication Center/ Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Megan Shiner for her commitment to our community for the month of July! Giving of oneself is the greatest gift anyone can ever give. Through the w...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 21, 2020

NEW FRANKLIN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER OPENS

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Today marks the completion of the new $1.4 million facility. The building is brightly lit with plenty of natural lighting and has an easy to navigate floor plan. At 6,000 sq ft the new facility is more than three times the size of the previous shelter whi...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 7, 2020

SHOWCASING SPORTS MARTIAL ARTS

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Deputy Edwin Alejandro is a multi - time world champion in martial arts. He, along with his wife Audrey, come to our National Night Out event each year and produce one of our most popular demonstrations.
As an owner of Sports Martial Arts Studios in Rocky ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 6, 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON K9'S

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Each National Night Out, we have our K9 Deputies and their K9 partners produce many demonstrations throughout the course of the evening.
Our K9 Division has dogs trained to follow a trail of a person lost or wanted, alert on drugs and protect the K9 Deputy...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 5, 2020

THANKING PUBLIC SAFETY DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WEEK

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A huge part of our yearly National Night Out event is the support we receive from Franklin County Public Safety. 
From the main division in Rocky Mount, to Burnt Chimney Fire Department along with Scruggs Fire and Rescue, the agencies contribute t...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 4, 2020

TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY BUSY DAY

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Without the interference of COVID-19, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would have began this morning preparing the setup for National Night Out later in the evening. Under good weather conditions, over 500 residents would have bee...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

CELEBRATING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY

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In light of having to cancel this year’s National Night Out, we will be highlighting several sections and divisions of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on social media and on our website during this first week of August.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2020

WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH DELIVERS BLESSING BAGS TO FCSO

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The members of Woodlawn Baptist Church wanted to show their appreciation to all the members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and their dedication to the community. Together the members of the church put together over 100 blessing bags fil...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2020

SWEETS DONATED TO FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On Thursday, July 9th, Lisa Jones with Brame Specialty donated trays of delicious cookies and cinnamon rolls to the Office of the Sheriff as a "thank you" for their law enforcement services.

 Pictured is (L-R): Captain Phillip Young and ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 10, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS RESIDENTS TO BE AWARE OF HEAT STROKE

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A follow up to yesterday’s post on "Beat The Heat", the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asks residents to read up on Heat Stroke.

The website link (attached) is a good source to educate ourselves on this issue.

The EMEDICINEHE...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 9, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS "BEAT THE HEAT"

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Summer is definitely here and the Office of the Sheriff advises residents to follow these tips in order to stay safe during hot days.
1) Avoid direct sunlight exposure when possible
2) Wear light weight, loose fitting clothing. Also, wear light colors, sung...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE DONATES PIZZA LUNCH TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Thursday, July 2nd, members of the Office of the Sheriff were treated to a pizza lunch (plus cookies and soda) by Kathryn Polk-NMLS #786501 Movement Mortgage for their Frontline Heroes program! As always, the donation was very appreciated! Thank you fo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER AIDS IN BIRTH OF BABY

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Recently, a Franklin County mother couldn’t wait for rescue to arrive. She called 911 and thanks to Dispatcher Creighton’s assistance, this baby boy made his entrance into this world safely. 

Franklin County Communications star...

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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
Posted on: July 6, 2020

LOCAL CHURCH DONATES HANDMADE CARDS WITH MEAL GIFT CARDS

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Recently, Franklin Heights Church donated amazing handmade cards to each and every member of the Office of the Sheriff! Inside of each card was an uplifting message of support, and gift cards for McDonald’s. The Office of the Sheriff is so thank...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

WATCH FOR OUR OVER THE ROAD HAULERS

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Driving trucks professionally for a living is a hard job and dangerous job. It requires a great deal of skill and constant alertness.As they deliver many of our necessities very day, we can help them by following some simple rules when we are on the highw...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 19, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADVISES DO A SELF INSPECTION OF YOUR VEHICLE

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Once a year Virginia State Inspection is good, but may not be enough to ward off vehicle problems when you travel.

Creating the habit of doing self-inspections of your auto is a good way to prevent unexpected maintenance costs down the road.

Also, before yo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2020

WE CARE ATV RIDE A HUGE SUCCESS

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This past Saturday, the We Care held their ATV ride around the Blue Ridge Parkway.Organizer and former long time Franklin County Sheriff’s Office member, Harry Clingenpeel stated they had many riders and raised over $1,450 dollars for We Care No...

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