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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

SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022

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The school year is coming to an end for many children in our county. This is an exciting time for kids as they are able to spend time outdoors playing with friends. Be aware that kids playing may also mean being hyper alert when driving as there may be mo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 23, 2022

SEVERAL SCHOOLS HOST LAST DAY FUN OUTINGS

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Several of our elementary schools held last day events before letting out for the summer. With Patrol and our COPS folks, we were able to attend a few of these fun outings.

Please be aware, now that school is out, be alert to children playing throughout th...

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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

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOLDS EASTER EGG HUNT

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At Easter, The Office of the Sheriff had an inter-department Easter Egg Hunt recently. Held at Sontag Recreation Park, this event was our first one and brought out many from our agency.
Along with the "hunt", we had several family friendly events...
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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
Posted on: April 13, 2022

SML ROTARY CLUB DOCK SIGNAGE PROGRAM

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The Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club is highlighting the need for visible dock signage which will assist first responders. 
When answering a call by water, dock signage is imperative in ensuring they arrive at the correct address.
You can purchase y...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 11, 2022

WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GIRL SCOUT TROOP

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The Office of the Sheriff would like to thank Girl Scout Troop #8456 for their kind cookie donation to our deputies this morning! What better way to start a Friday than with some delicious cookies!

Thanks for this very thoughtful gift!

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 11, 2022

WOODMENLIFE RECOGNIZES COPS MEMBER

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Recently, Lisa Landes of WoodmenLife, recognized COPS member Louie Jones with the March 2022 Award. Jones has been a Citizen’s On Patrol member for several years and volunteers many hours each week with the Office of the Sheriff. See this Facebo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 28, 2022

CHANGE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL POLICY ON INMATE MAIL

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Link below describes changes the Franklin County Jail has made in their inmate mail policies.

FC Jail Mail Policy 

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Sheriff Spotlight