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Posted on: November 30, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF 2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Each year, the Office of the Sheriff holds an annual awards banquet to gather as a family as we prepare to close out a year of hard work and dedication to this career and community. Sheriff Overton would like to congratulate the following members of the o...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 30, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Sheriff Overton would like to congratulate Deputy M. Moorman and Investigator J. LeQuire on receiving a recent Shining Star Award.
This award is in reference to an incident where a family was in the process of moving a parent out of a potentially abusive r...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 24, 2021

CIVILIAN VOLUNTEER AWARDED

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Howard Martin, long-time COPS Program member, was named November 2021 WoodmenLife Award recipient. Howard volunteer many hours each week for the Office of the Sheriff.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 24, 2021

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUNCES PROMOTION

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Sheriff Bill Overton and the Office of the Sheriff would like to congratulate Investigator J. LeQuire for his recent promotion from our Patrol Division into our Investigations Division. 
Investigator LeQuire has almost 10 years of law enforcement ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 23, 2021

INVESTIGATOR SPEAKS TO YOUTH CLASS

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Office of the Sheriff Lieutenant J. P. Nolen had an opportunity to speak at Halesford Baptist Church recently.
Nolen, Lieutenant of Investigations, spoke to the Awanas Class which is made up of grade school aged children.
Lt. Nolen said, "The class wan...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 22, 2021

INVESTIGATOR GRADUATES VIRGINIA FORENSIC SCIENCE ACADEMY

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The Virginia Forensic Science Academy has concluded its 104th Session. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that Investigator Morgan N. Moorman has successfully met all requirements and is hereby a graduate, as of November ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 15, 2021

CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

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The Office of the Sheriff sharing information and data from the DMV of Virginia.

In the instant you buckle up when driving or riding in the front seat of a car or truck, you cut your risk of a fatal injury in a crash nearly in half. That’s a mass...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 12, 2021

CHURCH DONATES STUFFED TOYS TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Recently, Deputy Walker Shively was invited to Coopers Cove Baptist Church where members donated stuffed toys to our deputies.

These toys will be used whenever deputies deal with situations where children are involved or needing comfort.

Deputy Shively said...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 11, 2021

LOCAL BUSINESS HOLDS MEET AND GREET EVENT

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Homestead Creamery, Inc held an "Ice Cream With A Cop" event on Wednesday, November 10th at their Burnt Chimney location.
The event was centered around the residents coming by and having a time to interact with the Franklin County Sherif...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 8, 2021

BUSINESSES PARTNER TO GIFT SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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El Rio Mexican Grill and The Koffee Barn teamed up to offer the sheriff's office a free cup of coffee during this past week.

Everyone really enjoyed the kindness offered to us.             &...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 3, 2021

UPCOMING NRA "BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING" CLASS

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The Office of the Sheriff will be holding in person NRA "Basics of Pistol Shooting" class. This is an 8-hour NRA course that will cover the following topics:
- Pistol Mechanisms & Operation
- Ammunition Fundamentals
- Building Pistol Shooting S...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT SEES LARGE CROWD

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Saturday, October 30th a Trunk or Treat Event was held at the Rocky Mount Fire House and PD.

Good weather and a large turnout aided in making it a great event.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office was in attendance and all had a fantastic evening.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2021

SONTAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT

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Thursday, October 28th, The Office of the Sheriff participated in Sontag Elementary 's Trunk or Treat Event.

Over 200 students came through the lines.

Costumes were awesome and bags were full when it was all over.

Thanks to all at Sontag Elementary

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 1, 2021

NEW RECRUITS GRADUATE ACADEMY

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Several new employees of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office finished their State of Virginia Law Enforcement Training recently and graduated from the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy.

The ceremony was held on October 27th.

Join us in congratula...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 1, 2021

COMMUNITY HELPERS DAY AT CHA

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Christian Heritage Academy  of Rocky Mount held their Community Helpers Day on Wednesday, October 27th.

Along with Franklin County Department of Public Safety and Rocky Mount Police Department, we were honored to have a part in the event.

The Offic...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 1, 2021

INVESTIGATOR RECOGNIZED BY WOODMENLIFE

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office Investigator David Kern received the WoodmenLife Award for the month of October 2021.

Kern, a 17 year veteran of our office, is our Digital Forensic Examiner. His work load and cases are very sensitive in matter an...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 28, 2021

NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

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Today is National First Responders Appreciation Day and it’s a time to highlight those individuals that are first on the scene of unfortunate events.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office thanks ALL of our county's men and women ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 25, 2021

LOWE'S DONATES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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Recently, the local Rocky Mount Lowe's store gave the Office of the Sheriff give cards for purchases discounts to recognize our law enforcement 1st Responders.
We are very grateful to Lowe's for this gift.
Pictured: Deputy Randall Patterso...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 11, 2021

BICYCLE SAFETY IS IMPORTANT

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Fall is a heavy time for bicyclists. The milder days offer a wonderful time to ride and check out the fall scenery.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a link providing cyclists and  motorists great information about being safe ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER HOLDS COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT

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Wednesday, October 6th was National Coffee With A Cop Day and to recognize local law enforcement, Rocky Mount Health and Rehabilitation Center hosted an event. 
Staff and management came out early with coffee and Daylight Donuts to serve the deput...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 5, 2021

LETTERS FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Mrs. Thompson's 3rd grade @ Burnt Chimney Elementary celebrated Heroes' Day recently.
Several of the students sent us letters and drawn images to show their appreciation for law enforcement.
Thanks to all the students and Mrs. Thompson for...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 5, 2021

1st RESPONDERS MEMORIAL HOLDS CEREMONY

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Saturday, October 2nd, a ceremony was held at the Rocky Mount Fire Department/Rocky Mount Town Police site where the 1st Responders Memorial is located.

The memorial honors those Franklin County 1st Responders who passed away in the line of duty.

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