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Posted on: September 22, 2020

FOOD DONATIONS FROM COMMUNITY

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On Saturday, September 19th, the members of the Office of the Sheriff received not one, but TWO treats! 
Individually packaged meals were provided by the The Landing Love Project for our day and night shifts. Pictured is Tiffany Silva (owner of Th...
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Posted on: September 21, 2020

CUPCAKE DONATION TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Last week, our local Kupkakery Bakery donated some sweet treats to the Office of the Sheriff! They came in perfect timing to give us a sugar rush to get through this rainy day!
Thank you!!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 16, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY STUDENTS WIN RIDE ALONG WITH DEPUTY

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Back in February 2020, the Sontag Elementary School PTO held a fundraiser auction to raise money for purchasing new playground equipment for their school. Items for the auction were donated from local and state businesses, artists, and vendors. 
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 16, 2020

MCDONALD’S GIFTS SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Recently, the local McDonald’s gave the Office of the Sheriff gifts of food coupons. We so appreciate this generosity. Thanks McDonald’s!Pictured L-R: Sgt. Megan Patterson and McDonald’s staff, Amanda Rucker, Owner/Operator a...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 15, 2020

VIRGINIA’S DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SAYS “SLOW DOWN”

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DMV states that traffic deaths due to speeding are up 20% from 2019. They are working all law enforcement partners to get this message out.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asks that all residents to slow down and remember to buckle up while on o...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 15, 2020

FALL 2020 WE CARE ATV RIDE

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Once again, the Office of the Sheriff will participate in the We Care ATV Fall Ride coming up Saturday, October 10th.
This semi-annual event will start from their usual spot at Park Ridge Sub-Division just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near/at Milepost 148. R...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2020

MEAL DONATION FROM LOCAL SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE RESIDENT

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Friday September 11th, members of the Office of the Sheriff were treated to lunch and dinner by a resident in our Smith Mountain Lake area. The food came with a message of encouragement for our deputies that was very much appreciated.
Our favorite piece of...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK

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This week our Franklin County Public Schools began instruction again and we were SO EXCITED to see all of these kids’ faces! It was a very different atmosphere with new restrictions and precautions but was good to get back into! 
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Posted on: September 14, 2020

LOCAL YOUTH BRINGS FCSO A SWEET DELIVERY

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The Office of the Sheriff received a special food gifting, recently. Thank you from the very bottoms of our hearts to Cody and his parents for delivering three dozen Krispy Kreme donuts to our office today. Cody heard about how some of our deputies were t...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 10, 2020

COSMATO FAMILY GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Not long ago, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a wonderful assortment of gifts from the Cosmato Family.
Patrick and Donna have been supporting the Office of the Sheriff for several years with their fantastic offerings of food and suc...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 9, 2020

UNIQUE MEMORIES AND EL RIO MEXICAN RESTAURANT DONATE MEALS TO THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Unique Memories & Gifts partnered with El RIO ROCKY MOUNT to provide hot meals to all of our members, both day shift and night shift!
Thank you both for the support and delicious food!

Pictured are Sgt Patterson wi...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 9, 2020

THANKS TO THE ANONYMOUS DONOR

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Recently, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the local Pizza Hut. Management there asked for a deputy to come down and pick up 6-7 pizzas. This food gifting was from an anonymous donor or donors.
We are so grateful fo...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 9, 2020

STRONG TOWER MINISTRIES DONATES GIFT TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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This week, the founders of Strong Tower Ministries stopped by the office to deliver a hand made painting as a gift and show of support. Each color in the painting has a specific meaning: the Teal represents PTSD and Mental Health Awareness for first respo...
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Posted on: September 2, 2020

GLADE HILL YOUNGSTER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY IN STYLE

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A 7yr old Glade Hill boy, Trevor Smith, celebrated his birthday in grand fashion on Tuesday, September 1.  Trevor, a huge supporter of Law Enforcement and 1st Responders, was visited by members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s ...
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Posted on: September 1, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OPEN IN ONE WEEK

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Our schools open on Tuesday, September 8th. 
We ask all residents to stay alert, don’t be using their cell phones and watch out for our children.
Residents will see new traffic patterns with the buses on our roadways, students waiting on ...
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Posted on: August 31, 2020

WANDA FRALIN GIVEN WOODMENLIFE RECOGNITION AWARD

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize the Executive Assistant to Sheriff Overton, Wanda Fralin for her commitment to our community for the month of August!  Sometimes heroes are the supporting staf...
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Posted on: August 31, 2020

MEAL DONATED TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Recently, the Office of the Sheriff received meals for our dayshift deputies from Center Stage Catering, Inc.. Thank you for this delicious donation! Your support is greatly appreciated!
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Posted on: August 31, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS KNOW WHO TO CALL

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know "Who To Call" using the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Free Calling Chart.

From items like health, roads, excavating and much more.

Take a look at this link to our Faceb...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ATTENDS ANNUAL BLOODHOUND TRAINING SEMINAR

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This week, Deputy John Lavinder and K9 Jethro attended a week long training seminar with Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue (VBSAR). Various agencies with Bloodhound Handlers gather each year for this training, where Deputy Lavinder is an Instructor. H...
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Posted on: August 13, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE WRAPS UP NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WEEK

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The past several days, Standing Watch has posted about our office celebrating National Night Out. Choosing to cancel this year’s event, we wanted an opportunity to showcase some of our past NNO nights. Many other divisions, agencies, groups, org...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

SHOWCASING DIVISIONS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The Office of the Sheriff is a full-service law enforcement agency for the County of Franklin and is responsible for ensuring that our residents receive emergency services in a timely and efficient manner. The Office employs 120-125 members, both sworn an...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 11, 2020

DEPUTY INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

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Franklin County has 12 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school with a total of approximately 6,600 students. Protecting our children while they are attending school is a top priority for the Office of the Sheriff. In addition to the 4 Schoo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 10, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF AND PROJECT LIFESAVER

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Since 2006, the Office of the Sheriff has participated in the internationally operated Project Lifesaver Program. Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
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 9, 2020

BOAT PATROL ON THE WATER

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began the boat patrol several years ago thanks to the donations of concerned residents in the Smith Mountain Lake area. The FCSO boat is normally on the lake from May to September, with our focus on assistance an...

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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 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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