News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2022

DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

DONT DRINK AND DRIVE FRANKLIN CO

When driving a vehicle in Virginia, you are considered #DUI if your BAC is 0.08% or higher. If involved in a vehicle crash & an officer has probable cause, you can be arrested for DUI within 3 hours of the #crash without a warrant & at any locatio...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 23, 2022

WEAR PROPER GEAR WHEN ON THE MOTORCYCLE

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During this first week of summer we encourage the nearly 425,000 licensed Virginia motorcyclists to ride safely & wear proper gear. A rider without a helmet is 40% more likely to suffer a fatal head injury than a helmeted rider. Be #GearedForSafety
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 22, 2022

BE ALERT, BUCKLE UP, PUT DOWN THE PHONE AND STAY FOCUSED

DRIVE SAFELY FRANKLIN COUNTY

Crash fatalities in #Virginia reached a 14-year high with 968 crash #fatalities on state roadways in 2021. Please - slow down, buckle up & stay focused. Protect the lives of everyone on the roadway, including your own! #DriveDefensively #AlwaysAttentiv...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 6, 2022

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF PRESENTS VSI SCHOLARSHIP TO LOCAL GRADUATES

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Recently, Sheriff Overton presented two local high school graduates with $1,000 scholarships awarded by the Virginia Sheriffs Institute. Both of these graduates are set to attend college in the fall with a focus in Criminal Justice. 
We wish these...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 2, 2022

SECURE WHAT YOU ARE HAULING

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Driving with an unsecured load is both against the law and extremely dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, unsecured loads resulted in 82,479 crashes, 16,595 injuries and 715 deaths in a single year.
Today is National ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 31, 2022

BE MOTORCYCLE AWARE SAYS THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Warm weather means more bicycles and motorcycles on the road. Make sure you are not distracted when you are on the road and check and double check your blind spots before changing lanes or turning onto roads or streets. We are here to protect you, help us...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2022

FUNDS RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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Our 11th consecutive year of fund raising for the Special Olympics is in the books. 
We were not able to host the fishing tournament as we have done in the past, but we did have a gun raffle and pulled the winner out of the box while viewing live ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2022

DON'T OPERATED YOUR BOAT IMPAIRED

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As a responsible citizen, you are probably aware that it is not legal or safe to drink and operate a boat. Boating under the influence is just as dangerous, if not more, as driving a vehicle while intoxicated. The legal limit for blood alcohol content is ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 25, 2022

DEPUTY GRADUATES RECRUIT ACADEMY

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Please join the Office of the Sheriff in congratulating Deputy G. Gaetano for recently graduating the Entry Level Law Enforcement Class at Cardinal Criminal Justice Training Academy. Deputy Gaetano has been with the Office of the Sheriff since September 2...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 24, 2022

DEPUTY RETIRES WITH OVER 47 TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE

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Deputy Mike Alford finally hung up the "ole gun belt" after many years in law enforcement. 
Alford served with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office for most of his career and was Police Chief of Pocahontas, VA for a term.
His las...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 23, 2022

“BEST DAY EVER” SAYS 6 YEAR OLD BOY

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"I was having lunch with my mother, grandmother, and young son at Bojangles when Sergeant Knight and Lieutenant Hylton came in to do the same. My son got so excited to see the deputies that he blurted out to them that they are "so cool". No...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 12, 2022

SPRING 2022 CITIZEN'S ACADEMY GRADUATES

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Sheriff Overton is excited to announce the graduation of our 2022 Spring Citizen's Academy! The following individuals have completed a 12 week academy session that allows residents of Franklin County an in-depth look inside of their Sheriff&a...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 11, 2022

COPS PROGRAM MEMBERS OUT AND ABOUT

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Our Citizens On Patrol members have came out of the winter in full force assisting our office with several details. Some members help with equipment / vehicle maintenance, some assist with special events and all provide a very appreciated service to the O...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 10, 2022

DO YOUR PART TO KEEP OUR ROADSIDES CLEAN

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As warmer weather is upon us, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office would like to remind all of our residents and visitors to respect our beautiful county scenery and DISPOSE OF YOUR LITTER PROPERLY! Since January 2022, our Inmate Work Force has c...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 6, 2022

WOODMENLIFE AWARD TO DEPUTY WILLIAM MARTIN

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Lisa Landes (WoodmenLife) awarded Deputy William Martin the WoodmenLife Recognition Award for April 2022.

Deputy Martin has been with the Office of the Sheriff since 1983. Martin worked in corrections, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Now retired from ful...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Message From Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center

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"Please support this project and SHARE this with your friends, family, faith communities, and civic groups!
Your opinion matters! To ensure our best service to children and families; we need to understand what is important, what is needed, and what re...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 6, 2022

TWO ADMIN ASSISTANTS RECEIVE SHINING STARS

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Kristina Eckles and Donna Kelley received Shining Star Awards recently.
These are our Administrative Records Assistants who handle thousands of warrants, concealed weapons permit applications. civil process paperwork and many other court related documents ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 6, 2022

SHINING STAR RECOGNITION FOR CUNDIFF

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Assistant E911 Director Melissa Cundiff was given a Shining Star award for her leadership in our Communications Office.
Since a teenager, Cundiff has volunteered with and been part of Franklin County Public Safety. She used those skills and talents to beco...
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Sheriff Spotlight