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Posted on: January 14, 2021

LIFESAVING AWARD GIVEN BY SHERIFF

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Recently, the Office of the Sheriff gave out several more awards to members.Typically, these awards we have been posting would have been presented at our annual award ceremony, but was cancelled due to COVID.PHOTO: L - R > Deputy Dylan Smith and Sgt. S...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 13, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD FOR INVESTIGATOR

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Recently, the Office of the Sheriff gave out several more awards to members.Typically, these awards we have been posting would have been presented at our annual award ceremony, but was cancelled due to COVID.PHOTO: Investigator Steve McFarling received th...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 13, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESENTS AWARDS

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Recently, the Office of the Sheriff gave out several more awards to members.Typically, these awards we have been posting would have been presented at our annual award ceremony, but was cancelled due to COVID.PHOTO: L - R > Donna Kelley (35 years with F...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 24, 2020

DEPUTY STEPHANNIE MILLS RECEIVES AWARD

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Lisa Landes, WoodmenLife, awarded Deputy Stephannie Mills on Wednesday, December 23rd.

Pictured with Major Justin Sigmon, congratulations Deputy Mills.

Go to our Standing Watch Facebook page and see this entire article posted on December 23rd.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 24, 2020

LOCAL CHURCH GIFTS OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Halesford Baptist Church donated gift bags to every FCSO employee for Christmas. Each bag had a restaurant gift card and a New Testament Gideon Bible.An email sent stated gift bags were donated from the church's members and for the Franklin Count...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 22, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ACKNOWLEDGES MORE SERVICES HONORS

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office awarded several more employees with years of service awards on Monday, December 21st.

In the attached photo - From Left to RightDeputy Jeff Holland hit the 5 year mark......Deputy Mike Alford has 45 years in la...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 21, 2020

FOOD GIFTING TO FCSO

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Today, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a wonderful blessing of lunch from Cindy Bower, Bank of Botetourt.
Subway sandwiches, chips and cookies.
Thanks to Ms Cindy and Bank of Botetourt, very much appreciated.
Cindy and Cpl. Bryan Johns...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 16, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON HONORS YEARS OF SERVICE RECIPIENTS

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Recently, Sheriff Bill Overton honored three deputies who have reached notable years of service with the Office of the Sheriff.

At today's ceremony, Sheriff Overton commented on how honored he was to be able to recognize these three deputies. &quo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 11, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY YOUNGSTER HELPS DELIVER GOODIES TO OTHERS

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Santa’s little helper Branson with the help of his Grandma Dee, called Sgt Johnson asking for help on delivering these goodies he had assembled. He said he wanted Sgt Johnson to pass these out to all the little boys and girls that he may encount...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 3, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS “NO ONE LIKES A DISTRACTED DRIVER.”

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Distracted driving doesn’t always mean you are on your cell phone. Here are just a few examples of distracted driving;

Changing the radio stations or volumes….adjusting the heat or AC…..looking for something you dropped in t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 21, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTING “PHONE DOWN, IT'S THE LAW”

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80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver inattention within 3 seconds of the crash.

Texting while driving increases your crash risk by 2300% because it involves all THREE kinds of distraction - manual, visual and cognitive.

**Effective ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2020

PHONE DOWN, IT'S THE LAW

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The Office of the Sheriff would like to bring a 2020 Law Update to the attention of all Franklin County residents and visitors regarding the use of cell phones while driving.
Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be unlawful for any person to operate a movi...
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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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