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Posted on: May 22, 2020

NO WAKE ZONES VERY IMPORTANT AFTER HEAVY RAINS

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office advises those operating watercraft to be more attentive to No Wake Zones after our area’s heavy rains.

"Always important to slowly navigate through No Wake Zones, but after all the rain we have ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

ROAD FAILURE ON WINDY GAP MOUNTAIN AND FIVE MILE MOUNTAIN ROAD

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Motorist are asked to avoid two roads in Franklin County.  Rains have caused a sections of these roadways to collapse.

One is at the Franklin / Roanoke County line just past the Coopers Cove Road intersection on Rt. 116 (Jubal Early Highway) on Wi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADVISES TO USE VA 511 WEBSITE

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As the county receives more and more rainfall, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office advises residents to use the VA 511 website to stay updated on road closures.

This website is maintained by VDOT and keeps the user informed on road status.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office E911 Center advised everyone this week to avoid flooded highways due to the overabundance of rainfall we are receiving. We’re urging citizens to use extra caution while navigating the roadways durin...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

VIRGINIA'S MOVE OVER LAW IS IMPORTANT

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Recently a Bedford County Deputy Sheriff was out of his vehicle on Rt. 460 working another call when a motorist slammed into the rear of his patrol car.

It is a reminder how important for all of us to be aware when driving and obey Virginia’s Mov...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

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The Office of the Sheriff wants to remind everyone to be proactive in deterring vehicle break ins and loss of personal property from their vehicles. As the warmer weather is upon us, the additional vehicle traffic and outside activities have picked up. Fa...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE POSTS INFO ABOUT PHASE ONE REOPEN

As Virginia moves to loosen restrictions and allow residents to be more mobile, we have posted the Governor’s Order No 61.

This order takes effect on Friday, May 15th and is a portion of a multi-phased plan to reopen the state.

The first website l...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADVISES OF THEFT

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May 7th, FCSO was notified of a stolen 2012 Nexhaul trailer with a Husqvarna Zero Turn mower attached. Theft occurred from the Pit Stop, 6900 Virgil Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, Virginia during the late hours of May 6th, into the early morning of May 7th. &...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

CARE PACKAGES DONATED TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Today, May 11th, Holley Insurance of Rocky Mount donated gift baskets to members of the Office of the Sheriff. Alice Underwood Smith said "The gift baskets are a thank you from your friends at Holley Insurance for everything that you guys do to make ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SUPPORTS MAY AS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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Putting a Dent in Mental Health Inc has been distributing green bulbs around the county for their "Light It Up Green" project. If you have one of these, don’t forget to turn your porch light green for the month of May. Mental illness d...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE THINKING OF INJURED FIREFIGHTERS

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The recent incident in Bedford County that saw firefighters injured while attempting to battle a house fire has been on the minds of many in the past hours.

“This is a reminder of the dangers faced by first responders, many who volunteer to prote...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE JOINS DMV FOR "SLOW DOWN" CAMPAIGN

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Virginia DMV staff and the Office of the Sheriff hopes you, your families and friends are well and safe. Most importantly, we appreciate everything you are doing on a daily basis to keep our communities safe.

Since there are a lot less people driving due t...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

NEW WEBSITE FROM VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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In efforts to be a direct resource to Virginians facing challenges related to COVID-19, I am excited to announce that VDSS has spearheaded the launch of a brand new COVID-19 Virginia Resources website and COVID VA mobile app (available today for iOS users...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

VEHICLE RECOVERED IN SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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At approximately 8:30 PM on April 25th, a vehicle was recovered from Smith Mountain Lake in the area of the 5000 block of Webster Road in Glade Hill, Virginia. The vehicle recovered matches the vehicle description from a missing persons case out of Rockbr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER LIVE CHAT

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During this pandemic, instances of domestic violence are increasing nationwide. Our local domestic violence program has established another way for victims to reach out for help. There is a live chat option on the Franklin County Family Resource Center we...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT ELEMENTS OF COVID-19 SCAMS

Call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office if you feel you have been a victim of an attempted scam. 540-483-3000.

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

SHARING A MESSAGE FROM PIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Marcie Altice (LPC, Clinical Manager) asks us to share. 

She says, “Piedmont Community Services is still providing services to our Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although our office building is closed to the public, staff are st...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID 19 AVOIDANCE REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Along with other agencies in Franklin County, Standing Watch attempts to remind our residents of ways to avoid catching and spreading this virus.Remember social distancing plays an important role in slowing the spread of this virus.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

SHARING A POST FROM PATRICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is sharing a post from our neighbors in Patrick County.It is reference to Governor’s Order 55 and how churches can properly hold services.(OAG - Office of Attorney General of Virginia)

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

COUNTY BUSINESS GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE WITH CLEANING PRODUCT

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Thursday, April 2, Deidra Nininger from Allied Termite and Pets Control, Boones Mill, stopped by our office and donated several gallons of a concentrated liquid agent rated to kill viruses.

Captain Erik is pictured with Deidra and said, "This is a hug...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Today, Governor Northam issued EO-55. This order is in conjunction with EO -53 issued on 3/23/2020.

EO-55 extends some of the restrictions and is a more active attempt to impede non essential public gatherings.

Click the link to view Governor’s Or...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

GREAT INFO FOR HANDLING THE STRESS

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With all the news and constant barrage of negative situations coming at us today, click this link below and learn how to help yourself manage today’s stress points.

Emotional Well-being

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

DEPUTIES IN PROTECTIVE ATTIRE

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You may see some deputies wearing gear that’s a little unusual for them. Here at FCSO we are committed to the health and safety of our community. That’s why we now equip our deputies with personal protection equipment (PPE). Deputies l...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

2-1-1 VIRGINIA RESOURCE

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Did you know you can dial 2-1-1 to find community services in your area? Its free and confidential! When you dial you will be connected to a trained professional who can provide referrals for health and human services. 

These include food banks, s...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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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.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19

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The Sheriff’s Office is sharing this information put out by our E911 Center recently.

The number one thing is to stay home if you are sick, whether or not you suspect it may be the corona-virus. If you do go seek medical care, please call ahead t...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHARES DECLARATION FROM VIRGINIA COURTS SYSTEM

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 Below, (long read) is a declaration issued by the Virginia Supreme Court concerning the status of all courts in the Commonwealth. 

 Most ALL cases, hearings and court events are currently on hold (with a very few exceptions)

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS DON'T RIDE DRUNK

If you think driving a car while intoxicated is dangerous, think about riding a motorcycle inebriated.

The Office of the Sheriff encourages all of our motorcycle community to RIDE SOBER.

In 2017 during Labor Day Weekend, 42% of motorcycle crashes resulting ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS

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Carilion will begin holding monthly child car seat safety checks at the Rocky Mount Fire Department, 1250 North Main Street in Rocky Mount and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting periodically.

The first check will be held on Mo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

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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

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