Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has stayed busy and has seen great support from all over the county. From having lunch donated to the sheriff’s office by El Rio Restaurant to celebrating all that dispatchers do to make law enforcement work possible, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has plenty of good news to share.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Shows Appreciation for Dispatchers
During the week of April 12-18, we salute our very own! We celebrate all telecommunicators (dispatchers) across the nation during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, and we thank them for all that they do.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our team never stops. We spend just as much time at work as we do at home with our families. We miss holidays and birthdays; often our meals go cold; there are sleepless nights and never-ending days.
We love our community, and we love our profession. If you know a dispatcher, send them some love and thank them for all that they do!
“The Office of the Sheriff salutes our E911 Dispatchers. Our office cannot say “thank you” enough times to show our appreciation for our dispatchers on the front line 24/7. From the moment a call is made to the dispatch center, our dispatchers begin a process that includes assessing the situation, determining what personnel and equipment to deploy and making sure enough information is relayed to keep all responders and victims as safe as possible,” Director Peggy Foley said.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Says “Thank You” to Healthcare Workers
In a short video, the Office of the Sheriff delivered a message to our county’s healthcare workers for the job they are doing in these stressful times.
Sheriff Bill Overton said, “We wanted to show our appreciation to this fantastic group of employees who have been so diligent in their tasks of health and well-being. The sacrifices they are making speaks volumes about the dedication these folks exude. Thank you guys so much. You are thought of and kept in our prayers at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.”
From the entire Office of the Sheriff, we thank you for all you do.
To view the video, click HERE.
NOTE: To view the video, you must use Internet Explorer. You must also enter the password “healthcare.”
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Helps Several Nonprofits
Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to assist several county non-profits, providing manpower lost from use of our trusty program being suspended.
Recently, Deputy William Martin helped Pam Chitwood unload the Feed American truck at Heavenly Manna.
Sergeant Anthony Hodges, Deputy Chad Huston, and Sergeant Megan Patterson were all at the truck lending help to unload the truck.
“Working together during this virus issue, our deputies are trying to see to it that our nonprofits can continue their mission. These agencies need assistance and we provide help when we can,” Sergeant Patterson said.
El Rio Restaurant Donates Meals to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
The Franklin County restaurant community continues to bless the Office of the Sheriff. El Rio Mexican Restaurant prepared food for our staff. Sergeant Megan Patterson took a photo with El Rio Manager, Ceasar Macias. Thanks to the El Rio staff for brightening our day!
$2,255 Raised For Special Olympics/Jonas Holland Wins Shotgun
Our Special Olympics Facebook Live drawing was held on Saturday, April 11th and Jonas Holland was the winner of the shotgun.
Sergeant Kathleen Pigg said, “Due to the COVID-19 virus, things certainly didn’t go to plan. We were unable to proceed with the fishing tournament, but we were still able to raise $2,255 in funds through the raffle tickets and donations. Hoping for a better year in 2021. We sincerely thank all those who donated and helped us this year.”