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Posted on: January 31, 2023

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER HONORED

Creighton Shining Star

Recently, E911 Communications Officer Jenny Creighton received a call involving an assault, a house fire and a reckless driver complaint that was all related to the original call. She dealt with the elements of this one call, while staying in contact with...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 30, 2023

HONORING A SPECIAL COUPLE

Hifers WoodmenLIfe

Roger and Susan Hilfer were awarded the WoodmenLife Award for January 2023.

This husband and wife team have been long standing members of our COPS program serving in many volunteer capacities. Recently, they have been instrumental in taking on the duties o...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 30, 2023

SPEEDING WRECKS LIVES

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Most experts agree, excessive speed is one of the top factors in all traffic accidents nationwide. 
You are not in the Daytona 500, slow down.
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 30, 2023

SHINING STAR - DEPUTY HUSTON

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This week, Sheriff Overton was happy to present Deputy Chad Huston with a Shining Star Award! Deputy Huston is one of our two bloodhound handlers and is called upon at various times to assist with searches for missing persons. K9 Hunter and Deputy Huston ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT

COFFEE A CUP FEB 7th

Our friends at The Whole Bean Coffeehouse will host a Coffee With A Cop event on February 7th. See attached flyer for more information. Hope to see you there !

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - AVOID RISKY DRIVING

Winter Tip SAFE DRIVING

At all times, but especially when the roads are snow or ice covered follow these commonsense tips.
Slow Down - reduce your speed when road conditions are dangerous
Don't Text and Drive - put down the phone when driving
Wear Your Seatbelt - seatbelt ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - PROPER CLOTHING AND CAR SEATS

Winter Tip CHILD SEATS

In colder weather, parents typically dress their children in winter coats. But it’s important to know that heavy coats can interfere with the proper harness fit on a child in a car seat. When your child will be secured in a car seat, pick thin, ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - REMOVE SNOW AND ICE FROM VEHICLE

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Snow and ice attached to a moving vehicle is a dangerous hazard to other motorists on the highway.
Icy projectiles becoming dislodged at highway speed can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Plan time before you travel to remove ice and snow from your veh...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

WINTER DRIVING TIP - CLEAN YOUR WIPERS

Winter Tip WIPERS

You can quickly go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid in a single snowstorm. Make sure your vehicle’s reservoir is full of high-quality “winter” fluid with de-icer before winter weather hits. Make sure defrosters and all...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 18, 2023

HOME BURGLARIES INCREASE IN JANUARY

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Across our nation, home burglaries increase by 25% in January. The "After Christmas Thieves" look for homes that are easy targets and go after high tech Christmas items. There are many things you can do to secure your home and we will be posting...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 6, 2023

NEWEST HIRES ARE SWORN IN

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, the Office of the Sheriff held a swearing in ceremony for five new members to the office! Join us in congratulating and welcoming them!
(Pictured L-R) Circuit Court Judge Tim Allen, Deputy Carolina Ortega, Deputy Cierra Rumley, ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 5, 2023

DEPUTY GETS "GRINCHED"

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In preparation for this weekend, the Office of the Sheriff invited the Grinch to lunch to discuss expectations for his behavior. To our great surprise, Mr Grinch actually showed up for lunch, but he was a bit hangry and uncooperative. Thankfully, we were ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 5, 2023

OPERATION CHRISTMAS JOY 2022

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Each year, the Office of the Sheriff looks forward to our annual Operation Christmas Joy event to provide assistance for families at Christmas. This year is our 7th consecutive year for this program, which began with selling Christmas trees to financially...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2022

SLOW DOWN, OBEY THE SCHOOL BUS STOP SIGNS

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During this 2022-2023 school year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office of the Sheriff Franklin County, Virginia are working to remind drivers about the importance of school bus sa...
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Sheriff Spotlight