News Flash

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 19, 2021

COMMUNITY EVENT ANNOUNCED

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On Saturday, June 26th from 10AM - 2PM, there will be a Pigg River Community Outreach Day at the PRCC located at 2410 South Main Street, Rocky Mount.
Everyone is invited, see flyer attached for all the activities and note the rain date.
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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 14, 2021

FLAG DAY 2021

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What we know fondly as the “Stars and Stripes” was adopted by the Second Continental Congress as the official American flag on June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Colonial troops fought under many different flags with...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 10, 2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL RESUMES FINGERPRINTING FOR THE PUBLIC

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On Monday, June 7th 2021, the Franklin County Jail will resume fingerprinting for the public. Hours for fingerprinting are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. The cost is $5.00 per card.
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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: June 2, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS MOTORISTS TO BE ALERT FOR BICYCLES

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As the summer begins to heat up, more and more residents will be out enjoying a bicycle ride.Bike riding has increased over the last several years in Franklin County and around Rocky Mount.Both adults and children can be seen riding.The Virginia Departmen...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 2, 2021

HONOR GUARD PARTICIPATES IM MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was at the Memorial Day Remembrance held each year at the Veteran's Memorial Park on Monday, May 31st.
This somber ceremony remembers all local residents who served in our armed forces and ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2021

LIGHTHOUSE BIBLE CHURCH HOLDS LAW ENFORCEMENT EVENT

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Back in 2020, Lighthouse Bible Church, in Vinton, had area law enforcement agencies sign large police "Thin Blue Line" flags. The Office of the Sheriff participated in that signing.

On Sunday, May 30th, LBC held a huge Memorial Day Service plus, ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 28, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD NAMES SGT HODGES

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WoodmenLife/Lisa Landes recognized Sgt. Anthony Hodges for the month of May 2021.

Sgt. Hodges has been a volunteer and a giver most of his life. As medical officer for the Franklin County Jail, Anthony's job got a little more intense during the CO...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 27, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY D SMITH

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Yesterday, Deputy Dylan Smith received a Shining Star Award from Sheriff Overton. This award came after a resident commendation that complemented Deputy Smith on his professionalism, eagerness, and courteous nature on handling a call for service regarding...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

LUNCH DONATION TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Tuesday, May 25th, members of the Office of the Sheriff enjoyed a delicious lunch from Buddy's BBQ VA, donated by SERVPRO of Roanoke!
Thank you, Clark Goodman and ServPro of Roanoke, for your generosity!

Pictured: L-R: Allen "Buddy" Ha...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY ALEJANDRO / K-9 SASHA

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Yesterday (5/25/21), Sheriff Overton presented two Shining Star Award's to Deputy Alejandro. One award was for a successful search and rescue track where Deputy Alejandro led K-9 Sasha to locate an individual in a mental health crisis for approxi...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF REMINDS EVERYONE TO WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC

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Pedestrian safety is everyone's responsibility!
Motorists: protect pedestrians by giving them time to safely cross (remember, it's the law to stop for those in crosswalks).
Pedestrians: take time to cross at a marked intersection & loo...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 20, 2021

RECRUITS GRADUATE CARDINAL ACADEMY

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Wednesday, May 19th,  the Franklin County Sheriff's Office had 4 recruits graduate from LE Academy and 2 from the Jail Academy. Such a special time for these gentlemen after weeks of hard work and dedication, preparing to serve this comm...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 20, 2021

HOMESTEAD CREAMERY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

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Wednesday, May 19th, Homestead Creamery, Inc celebrated 20 years of business and a new upgrade to the inside of their Farm Market Store.
Many were on hand to celebrate with the crew at HC.
Major Justin Sigmon said, "We are blessed to ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 18, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDED TO AUXILIARY DEPUTY LURENA HUFFMAN

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On Monday, May 17th, Sheriff Overton presented Auxiliary Deputy Lurena Huffman with a Shining Star award. Lurena has a background in forensic science and has been instrumental in forensic training for the Office of the Sheriff. We are thankful for her exp...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 20, 2021

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Promoted in the early 1900's, it was 1970 when Congress set the third Sunday in June each year as Father's Day.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment and wish all fathers a very happy day.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 18, 2021

CHURCH GIFTS SHERIFF'S WITH LUNCH

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Monday, May 17th, Furnace Creek Baptist Church of Rocky Mount brought by a huge variety of food for our lunch.
FCBC representative Leonard Aken, stopped in with dozens of food trays for our crews.
We are so thankful for Furnace Creek Baptist Church...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 17, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ASSISTS AT COVID POD

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On Wednesday, May 12th, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office assisted at the Covid Vaccination Pod held at the Pigg River Community Center in Rocky Mount.Sponsored by Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital United Way of Roanoke Val...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 16, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECOGNIZES NATIONAL EMS WEEK

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May 16th - 22nd, 2021 is the 46th annual National EMS week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work that they do in our communities.

The Office of the Sheriff would like to thank all Emergenc...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 6, 2021

HAPPY NURSES DAY FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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May 6th, 2021 is National Nurses Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week through May 12th. Nurses Week began in 1974 by President Nixon and is dedicated to showing appreciation to those in the nursing profession!

The Office of the Sheriff would like to t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 5, 2021

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECOGNIZES FIREFIGHTER’S DAY

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On International Firefighter's Day, the Office of the Sheriff would like to express thanks to all Firefighters who serve Franklin County each day! WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Your spirit of community and motivation to provide a valuable service should al...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 4, 2021

NATIONAL CORRECTIONS OFFICERS WEEK - MAY 2nd - 8th, 2021

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This week, we commemorate the contributions of correctional officers, jail deputies, and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has approximately 20 deputies who se...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 3, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 AND 2021 GRADUATING CLASSES OF FERRUM COLLEGE

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April 30th- Ferrum hosted an in person ceremony at Adams Stadium for the class of 2020. 2020 graduates did have a virtual ceremony last year, but we're so happy they were able to dawn their regalia and celebrate in person this year!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 1, 2021

LOCAL CHURCH GIFTS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Franklin Heights Church
  is observing a "Day of Kindness" for Franklin County on Saturday, May 1st (tomorrow). This week, a group from the church dropped off cards and gift certificates to a local eatery for all of our
Office of the She...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 30, 2021

STANDING WATCH PROGRAM ON LOCAL RADIO

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For several years now, B99.9 - Southern Virginia's Country Station and WYTI Radio, INC. have allowed the Office of the Sheriff to have a program each month on their respective stations.

Our segments are on the last Thursdays of each month, WZBB at...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 29, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS

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As we crawl out of winter and shake off the doldrums, many residents are out walking.

Sometimes, they are on the edge or near the edge of our roadways.

Drivers have their responsibilities, but this post is to help educate the pedestrian on what they should ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

GIRL SCOUT TROOP DONATES COOKIES TO OFFICE

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On Monday, April 26th, Troop 8456 donated cookies to the Sheriff's Office as an appreciation gift! 9-year-old Bella Bradley, and her brother, 6-year-old Gabe Bradley, dropped off the cookies and got this awesome picture with Lieutenant Hylton. Th...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

WE CARE ATV RIDE RAISES AROUND $1700

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Last Saturday's We Care ATV Ride off the Blue Ridge Parkway raised nearly $1700.
75 units participated in the ride which saw 2 folks drive down from Richmond to attend.
Harry Clingenpeel, Event Organizer said, "This event grows each year. Weat...
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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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