News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2022

THANKING DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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DSS of Franklin County came by today and left us a very "sweet cinnamony" gift. (Is that even a word?)

Kim Butler (left in photo) and Madison Drew (on right) brought donuts for us to enjoy.

Thankful for the gift and for our partnership as we work ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 19, 2022

REMINDER TO WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIANS

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When we have winter weather events, many times sidewalks and pedestrians areas are covered with snow and ice even after the roadways have been plowed.
Sometimes, pedestrians may find themselves having to step off the sidewalks and onto the roadways for a b...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 22, 2021

SHERIFF OVERTON RECEIVES RECOGNITION AWARD

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Last week, Lisa Landes, WoodmenLife Representative, awarded Sheriff W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr. the December 2021 WoodmenLife Award.

When you start talking to people and ask, “what are the first words that come to your mind when you say S...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 22, 2021

SHINING STAR AWARD

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Recently, Deputy Edwin Alejandro and K9 Sasha were presented with a Shining Star Award for their successful search that helped to locate an elderly lady who had wandered away from her residence. K9 Sasha and Deputy Alejandro assisted and were able to brin...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 6, 2021

LOCAL ELEMENTARY SHOWS APPRECIATION TO SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Henry Elementary School had Deputy Travis Dillon drop by a few days ago. They wanted to give him some goodies and show him a project they were working on.

A spokesperson for Henry Elementary said, “Our 5th graders chose to honor the police with t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 6, 2021

EMPIRE FOOD GIFTS OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Karen Guilliams stopped by our office to bring delicious cakes from Empire Bakery Commissary LLC   - Empire Foods in Rocky Mount.

What a very nice and thoughtful gift.

Thanks so much!

Pictured: Major Justin Sigmon and Karen Guilliams

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 6, 2021

LAWNMOWER STOLEN, SUSPECT ARRESTED

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Recently,  the Office of the Sheriff investigated a stolen riding lawnmower case in which a vehicle/trailer was captured by cameras. Bulletins were sent out along with seeking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle. On December 5t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 6, 2021

RESIDENT GRATEFUL FOR DEPUTIES AIDING MOTORIST

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Recently, a resident was at the Rocky Mount Sheetz and snapped a photo of Deputy Morgan Smith and Sgt. Keith Grantham assisting a motorist air up her tires.
He stated he was grateful for our law enforcement officers. 
Many thanks!
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Sheriff Spotlight
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