News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2021

REMINDER TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES

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Children are back in school and school buses are out on our roads. When the STOP sign and bar are out and displayed, always stop and watch for students.

It's the law. Drivers are required to follow certain laws when encountering a school bus. Virg...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 20, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ATTENDS BEDFORD CAR SHOW

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For many years, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has attended the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Fund Raising Car Show held in Bedford, VA.
Agencies bring their L. E. vehicles to showcase.
Our office is very involved with Virginia Special Oly...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD TO DEPUTY

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Sheriff Overton presented Cpl. Bryan Johnson the Office of the Sheriff Shining Star Award recently.
Overton said when presenting the award, "Corporal Johnson, while on patrol, noticed an piece of equipment that drew his attention. His being observant ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT 911 WALK

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On Saturday, September 11th, the Rocky Mount Fire Department held a memorial walk from their location on North Main Street to their second location on Floyd Avenue.
The walk was to commemorate the fire fighters who last their lives in the 911 event in New ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 14, 2021

MEAL DONATION FROM LOCAL SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE RESIDENT

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Our friend, George Morrison of Smith Mountain Lake, had food delivered to our office during the 911 20th Anniversary weekend.
Mr. Morrison has provided this generous charity for several years in a row during the time around September 11th.
He was nice enoug...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 13, 2021

BUSINESS PROVIDES LUNCH FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Creditors Collection Service, Roanoke, VA, graciously provided the Office of the Sheriff a wonderful lunch last week catered by El Rio Mexican Grill.

We would like to thank all those at CCS, who made this happen for our office, and to El Rio of Rocky Mount...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 1, 2021

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE PASSING OF K9

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While tracking a hit-and-run suspect in Shenandoah County this week, Senior Trooper J. R. Lewis noticed his K9 partner, Duke, beginning to show signs of heat exhaustion. Lewis returned Duke to the vehicle and began cooling and hydration. They immediately ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 27, 2021

VA DMV SAYS RIDE WITH YOUR PROTECTIVE GEAR

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is promoting ( to motorcycle riders), to WEAR YOUR GEAR. Program Manager, Steven Williams said today, “Proper gear—a helmet, eye protection, leather jacket & pants, durable gloves & pro...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 27, 2021

WOODMENLIFE AWARD WINNER IS PATRICK PERKINS

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Patrick Perkins for his commitment to our community for the month of August 2021.Patrick is a retired law enforcement, last working with the Franklin County Sheriff&...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 27, 2021

LOCAL RESIDENT GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Winfred Bousman, of Snow Creek, gifted the Office of the Sheriff with a special item.. 
Bousman hand made a sign to be placed at our Firearms Range so we could have a constant reminder of firearms safety. He is a long time NRA instructor and NRA c...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 9, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ASSISTS WITH "PACK THE BUS" CAMPAIGN

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The sheriff's office was part of a weekend effort to pack a school bus with supplies for students this coming school year.COPS volunteers, Angie Perez and Greg Tornatore along with Deputy H. L. Nolen were at Walmart recently helping with the effo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
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 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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Sheriff Spotlight