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Posted on: August 2, 2021

VIRGINIA DMV SAYS HOT CARS ARE NOT COOL

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Rising temps can quickly turn deadly for a child left inside a parked vehicle. Check your backseat every time you park. Make sure not to leave children of pets locked in your vehicle.

Statistics are heart breaking concerning the children and pets left in v...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 29, 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY DEPUTY RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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Deputy Brad Elkins received the WoodmenLife Award for the month of July 2021 recently.

Deputy Elkins was involved in an incident a while back where he intervened in a possible attempted suicide. Elkins was able to stall the subject until assistanc...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 26, 2021

DONUTS FOR COPS? YES!

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Some of the Evident staff stopped by the Office of the Sheriff and brought many boxes of Mama Crockett's Cider Donuts. They were delicious!

Thanks Evident for the thoughtful gift.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 20, 2021

FCSO INVESTIGATORS VISITS EVIDENT

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Office of the Sheriff stopped by ShopEvident today.

Thanks for the hospitality. We were able to show them our new Crime Scene Unit (CSI) Trailer.

So blessed to have the Grimm Family as supporters and they gifted our team with much needed supplies.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 20, 2021

5-YEAR SERVICE PINS AWARDED TO CITIZENS ON PATROL MEMBERS

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Recently, Sheriff Overton met with our Citizens on Patrol (COPs) members after a pause of the program due to the pandemic. The COPs program is a huge help to our office and patrol division by assisting with various call types such as vehicle unlocks, fune...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 16, 2021

C.R.A.S.E. EVENT SCHEDULED

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The Office of the Sheriff will be presenting a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event training on Sunday, August 8th from 9AM - 11Am at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 8585 Callaway Road, Callaway, VA. This training deals with what residents should d...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 14, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF CELEBRATES 6 RETIREES

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Bitter sweet day at the Office of the Sheriff as we saw the retirement of 6 great employees.

These men and women had a combined 170 plus years in law enforcement and administration positions.

Sheriff Overton said, "The Franklin County Sheriff'...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2021

FCSO AT PIGG RIVER COMMUNITY DAY

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Recently, Pigg River Community Outreach Day was held at their facility on South Main Street and the Office of the Sheriff was there.Weather was great and the event was too.Many non-profits had displays available, there was food and more.Thanks to everyone...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD WINNER NAMED FOR JUNE

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Amanda Rucker, owner/operator of the Rocky Mount McDonald's, was named the June 2021 WoodmenLife Award Recipient. 

Amanda has been an outstanding supporter of Franklin County for many years.

We salute her spirit of giving and charity.

Congr...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES NEW HIRE

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome Deputy Jacob Boitnott as a new member of this office! Deputy Boitnott comes to us with experience from another correctional facility. He will be assigned to the Corrections Division. Join...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 22, 2021

DOMINOS PIZZA PROVIDES FCSO WITH LUNCH

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Great surprise today as Mr. Blake Ellis / Owner of the Rocky Mount Dominos Pizza, provided the Office of the Sheriff with pizzas.
We are so grateful Mr. Ellis.
It was awesome!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 22, 2021

HENRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

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The Office of the Sheriff participated in the Henry Elementary School Career Fair on Tuesday, June 22nd.
Sgt. Jesse Ramsey had the opportunity to interact with several classes of students, describing the duties of a patrol deputy and explaining the differe...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES HAS MESSAGE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

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VADMV is reminding motorcyclists to "Ride With Your Proper Gear". 
Many cyclists suffer worse injuries caused by not wearing the full package of riding gear.
See this short video below and please ride safe
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office attending a Touch A Truck Event in Westlake last weekend hosted Vitalize Church.
FCSO was there with K9's, crime scene robot, patrol vehicles and more.
We had a great time interacting with the community...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 21, 2021

VSA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

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The Virginia Sheriff's Association Scholarship Award was presented to Tatianna Harper last week.
Tatianna is finishing up a Criminal Justice Degree focusing on a law enforcement career.
Sheriff Bill Overton presented her with the award and said, &q...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 17, 2021

NEW HIRE TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome Brian Hall to our organization! Brian comes to us from Martinsville Sheriff's Office and will be assigned to the Corrections Division.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT JAKES EVENT

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On Saturday, June 5th, the Office of the Sheriff participated in the annual Jakes Event sponsored by the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Great weather and a crowd of nearly 200, made for a wonderful event.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 9, 2021

REMEMBERING D-DAY 1944

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The Office of the Sheriff is taking a moment, on this day, to reflect on our heroes from World War II that participated in the invasion of Normandy, France. 
The Allied assault was originally named Operation Overlord, but soon became known as just...
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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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