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Posted on: April 9, 2021

INMATE WORK PROGRAM RESUMES ROADSIDE TRASH CLEANUP

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Sheriff Overton would like to announce that the inmate work program at the Franklin County Jail has resumed roadside trash cleanup throughout the county. This program collects nearly 4,500 to 6,000 bags of trash each year, helping to maintain the beauty t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2021

SHERIFF’S OFFICE WELCOMES NEW HIRE

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announces the hiring of Deputy Joe Hylton to our Patrol Division. 
Deputy Hylton comes to us with 7 years of experience from a neighboring jurisdiction. Hylton said, “I wish to be a part of ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2021

LOCAL CHURCH GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Rural Compassion, based in Springfield, MO, in partnership with Convoy of Hope has been working with the Bombas Sock Company to supply those in need with a gift of quality socks.
They are distributing these items through the local Assembly of God Churches ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 6, 2021

APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING MONTH

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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VADMV) has designated April as Distracted Driving Month. The statistics are clear, nearly 3,000 people were killed in 2018 due to vehicle accidents which can be linked to distracted driving per National Highway Traff...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 6, 2021

DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT SCHEDULED

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On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, you may drop off your old or unused prescription medications at one of two locations in Franklin County. One location will be at the WESTLAKE SUBSTATION in the Westlake Area and the other will be with
Rocky Mount Police Depa...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 2, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF RECEIVES GIFT

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Members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were invited to the Franklin County High School this morning for a special presentation. Mr. McClung and Ms Irish 11th grade Criminal Justice and Virginia US History class compiled and presented HOP...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

FARM USE TAG ENFORCEMENT

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One of the many things that we have had to adjust to during this pandemic is the need to make DMV appointments for services. As a result, there are many vehicles that are operating without proper tags and registration. The Office of the Sheriff wants to r...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

HONORING OUR VIETNAM VETERANS TODAY

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Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.
Sheriff Bill Overton said, ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

DEPUTY RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Deputy John Lavinder for his commitment to our community for the month of March.

During all of John’s childhood he wanted to be a policeman and help others. He...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 25, 2021

RESIDENT DONATES PIZZA HUT PIZZAS TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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As lunchtime came around on Thursday, March 25th, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office didn't have to look very far. 
Pizza Hut arrived with many pizzas courtesy of Barbara Phifer (hope we have the last name correct).
Thanks Ms. B...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 25, 2021

DEPUTY VISITS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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This week, Deputy Jeff Holland stopped by Burnt Chimney Elementary School and visited Mrs. Davis' and Mrs. Altice's classes. Holland talked about being a deputy and answered questions from the students. Thanks to BCE for inviting us.
GO B...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 23, 2021

WE CARE ATV RIDE SATURDAY, APRIL 24th

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office members will participate in the We Care of Franklin County ATV ride on Saturday, April 24th at the Parkridge Sub-Division just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This ride benefits We Care of Franklin County each year...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 23, 2021

NOTICE OF SCAMMER IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

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We have received reports of a construction scammer in our county. 

Scammer (and helpers) agree to do a small construction job for a resident, charges the resident a very high amount and then does a very cheap, low quality job. 
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 11, 2021

VIRGINIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISING RAFFLE

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The Office of the Sheriff, for the 10th year, is offering a raffle to raise funds for Virginia Special Olympics.

Normally associated with a fishing tournament, this year's event will be just a raffle for a JTS M12 Shotgun.

Sheriff Overton said toda...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 1, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD

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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...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 1, 2021

HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT KILLED LAST WEEK

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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...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 24, 2021

NEW DEPUTY SWORN IN

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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.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 22, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADVISES "PREVENT HOT CAR DEATHS"

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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 ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 11, 2021

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

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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

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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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