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Posted on: July 10, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS RESIDENTS TO BE AWARE OF HEAT STROKE

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A follow up to yesterday’s post on "Beat The Heat", the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asks residents to read up on Heat Stroke.

The website link (attached) is a good source to educate ourselves on this issue.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS "BEAT THE HEAT"

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Summer is definitely here and the Office of the Sheriff advises residents to follow these tips in order to stay safe during hot days.
1) Avoid direct sunlight exposure when possible
2) Wear light weight, loose fitting clothing. Also, wear light colors, sung...
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Posted on: July 6, 2020

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE DONATES PIZZA LUNCH TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Thursday, July 2nd, members of the Office of the Sheriff were treated to a pizza lunch (plus cookies and soda) by Kathryn Polk-NMLS #786501 Movement Mortgage for their Frontline Heroes program! As always, the donation was very appreciated! Thank you fo...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER AIDS IN BIRTH OF BABY

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Recently, a Franklin County mother couldn’t wait for rescue to arrive. She called 911 and thanks to Dispatcher Creighton’s assistance, this baby boy made his entrance into this world safely. 

Franklin County Communications star...

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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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Posted on: July 6, 2020

LOCAL CHURCH DONATES HANDMADE CARDS WITH MEAL GIFT CARDS

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Recently, Franklin Heights Church donated amazing handmade cards to each and every member of the Office of the Sheriff! Inside of each card was an uplifting message of support, and gift cards for McDonald’s. The Office of the Sheriff is so thank...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

WATCH FOR OUR OVER THE ROAD HAULERS

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Driving trucks professionally for a living is a hard job and dangerous job. It requires a great deal of skill and constant alertness.As they deliver many of our necessities very day, we can help them by following some simple rules when we are on the highw...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADVISES DO A SELF INSPECTION OF YOUR VEHICLE

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Once a year Virginia State Inspection is good, but may not be enough to ward off vehicle problems when you travel.

Creating the habit of doing self-inspections of your auto is a good way to prevent unexpected maintenance costs down the road.

Also, before yo...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

ROCKY MOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH DONATES PIZZA LUNCH

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Yesterday, June 17th, Rocky Mount Baptist Church donated a hefty pizza lunch from Hema’s Italian restaurant to the Office of the Sheriff! The hot lunch was much appreciated on the cold, rainy day. Thank you, Rocky Mount Baptist!!

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

WE CARE ATV RIDE A HUGE SUCCESS

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This past Saturday, the We Care held their ATV ride around the Blue Ridge Parkway.Organizer and former long time Franklin County Sheriff’s Office member, Harry Clingenpeel stated they had many riders and raised over $1,450 dollars for We Care No...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

LOCAL MCDONALD'S GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The McDonald’s of Rocky Mount supplied the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office night shift employees with a meal on Friday, May 29th.
Sgt. Jesse Ramsey is pictured with McDonald’s staff Alice Foley and Melissa Spicer.
What a wonde...
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Posted on: May 15, 2020

STRONG TOWER MINISTRIES VISITS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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 Dave Herald of Strong Tower Ministries stopped our office on Thursday, May 14th and gifted FCSO with coffee, PPE masks and other items.

 Strong Tower Ministries reaches out to law enforcement, public safety and/or military personnel suff...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY DONATES TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Keller Williams Realty, located locally in Westlake, donated comfort stuffed animals when Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrive at situations where a child needs assistance emotionally.

Keller Williams Realty also gifted other law enfo...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. 

Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special re...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9 SASHA TO GET DONATION OF BODY ARMOR

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sasha will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Sasha’s vest is sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of Ga...

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