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SHERIFF BILL OVERTON SPEAKS TO VETERANS

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Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day in our nation. Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton stated, "We honor all of our service men and women who have protected us and our freedoms both at home and abroad. Whereas Memorial Day is a moment to reflect on those that gave their lives for our country, Veteran's Day gives us the wonderful pleaesure to shake the hand of a service veteran who is still with us, and who we can express our deepest gratitude. To all veterans and especially those in Franklin County, I salute you."

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF BILL OVERTON OFFERS CRASE EVENT

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office offers a CRASE Event on November 18th. CRASE (Citizen's Response to An Active Shooter Event) will be held at the Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Avenue in Rocky Mount. Meeting will be from 6PM-8PM and is FREE to the public. Seating is limited and this event is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Go the the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Facebook site called STANDING WATCH to see flyer. Pre-register by calling 540-483-0179 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE 2017 IS UNDERWAY

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Sheriff Bill Overton announces Operation Christmas Tree 2017 is up and running. Through the process of pre-sales, FCSO was able to help 12 Franklin County families greatly during Christmas of 2016. These beautiful Fraser Fir trees will be 6' to 8' in height and trimmed to your specifications on pick up day. For a donation of ONLY $30 per tree, you can have one of these fantastic trees.  Contact Deputy H. L. Nolen if you would like a tree at 540-814-1724. Trees will be cut on 11/18 to guarantee freshness.

 

 

FCSO WARNS OF SECURITY SYSTEM SCAM

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Another SCAM is being attempted around our county. This one is stating they are from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and even uses one of our administration telephone numbers. The scammer claims we are giving away a free security system. The caller then attempts to collect personal information from our residents. THIS IS A SCAM. The Office of the Sheriff advises you to hang up immediately. If you are contacted by anyone and feel it is a scam, please call us at 540-483-3000.

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF LOOKING FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS

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Watch this important short film about not driving impaired. Sheriff Overton wants everyone to return home safe to their families.

We are responsible for each other out on the highways, choose wisely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvYB1zEFpzo&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

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