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Posted on: May 15, 2023

HOME FIRE SAFETY PLAN

Fire Safety Plan

Does your family know what to do, where to go in case of a house fire?
Create a Home Fire Safety Plan today!
Check out this website from Ready.gov for great tips and plans.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 13, 2023

SUPERHERO DAY

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Earlier this month,  the Office of the Sheriff graciously accepted a yummy pizza donation from Paul Menschner State Farm Rocky Mount on Superhero Day!  Thank you for your support!!

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 13, 2023

GRADUATION EVENTS SET - BE ALERT FOR TRAFFIC

2023 School Graduations

Several of our local educational institutions have their graduation days on the calendar.
Be aware of increased traffic in and around each location listed below.
Franklin County High School - Thursday, 5/25 7PM
Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy - Friday,...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 12, 2023

BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER

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During severe spring or summer weather events, have these items ready for emergencies.
Plan ahead!
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 12, 2023

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT BICYCLE SAFETY

Child Bike Safety

Here is a great resource for children and parents when it comes to bike safety.
Take a look at the link below
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 26, 2023

BE SMART, CLICK THE BELT

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Reminding all our residents, click the seat belt in place before driving.

As the graphic says, "Click it or ticket, Arrive alive"

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 25, 2023

DSS EVENT WAS HELD IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

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Saturday's rainstorm may have moved the Franklin County Department of Social Services "Family Fun Day", but it didn't dampen spirits.
Moved from outdoors to the West Gym @ Benjamin Franklin Middle School, the event went on witho...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 18, 2023

WORK ZONE VIOLATION FINES ARE COSTLY

Work Zones

46.2-878.1 of the Virginia Code states a violation could come with a $500 fine.
Slow down when approaching a work zone, be alert to workers and equipment in or near the roadway.
Keep our work zones safe for all involved.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 18, 2023

DON'T DRIVE DROWSY

Dont Drive Drowsy

More than 40% of drivers admitted they have fallen asleep behind the wheel. (AAA)
Sound familiar? 
Nationwide, over 1,500 deaths are the results of drowsy driving each year. (NHTSA)
Way too many!
When you sleepy and continue to drive, you are a threa...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 17, 2023

SUPPORTING OUR AREA FARMERS

Share Road With Farmers

Every day, our farmers put in long work hours. Part of that day is moving farm equipment from field to field. 
When they have to be on our highways and right-a-ways for a short period of time, make sure to share the road safely with them. Slow dow...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 17, 2023

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY RUMLEY

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The Office of the Sheriff is proud to present Deputy Rumley with a Shining Star award! Recently, there was a shoplifting case in the county and Deputy Rumley's attention to detail, district integrity, and taking the time to be in/out of stores in...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 14, 2023

WHAT IS A FLOOD WATCH / FLOOD WARNING

Flood Watch Warning

We are closing in on the time frame when quick, spring storms begin to pop up in our area. Some will bring amounts of rain, very quickly.  Check out these graphics on what constitutes a flood watch and flood warning.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 13, 2023

SHINING STAR AWARDED - DEPUTY POWELL

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The Office of the Sheriff recently presented Deputy Powell with not one, but TWO,  Shining Star awards! The first one was for his compassion and professionalism shown to family during a death of their loved one. The family contacted our office af...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 11, 2023

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS

GUN RAFFLE- REVISED

The Office of the Sheriff is excited to kick off our 12th Annual Special Olympics Benefit Fundraiser for the 2023 year! This year we have a Browning AB3 Stalker in .308 caliber. Tickets are $5.00 each
Drawing will be held on Friday June 9th at 5:00pm
To sup...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 10, 2023

DENSE FOG DRIVING

Dense Fog Driving

As we near springtime, it is not unusual to have heavy concentrations of fog in the morning! Follow these simply driving tips to avoid trouble when travelling.

Check out the information on the graphic attached for good fog driving tips.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 10, 2023

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

Calea Cred

Sheriff Overton is proud to formally announce that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has been awarded national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Although this award was approved by CALE...
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Sheriff Spotlight