The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been staying busy this fall! Recently, members of the sheriff’s office have celebrated Deputy Leon Goodin for his contributions to the community. Additionally, they are celebrating another successful We Care ATV Ride. The sheriff’s office is also looking to hire full time deputies. Recently, the sheriff’s office teamed up with the Faith Assembly of God to distribute about 41,000 pounds of frozen food to community members who need it. Lastly, Franklin County Investigators recently visited Cub Scout Troop 180.
Franklin County Deputy Receives Award
WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Deputy Leon Goodin for his commitment to the community for the month of September.
Deputy Goodin came to Franklin County after working in Martinsville Sheriff’s Office for around 33 years. Deputy Goodin works part-time in the courts and transportation. On behalf of the Office of the Sheriff and WoodmenLife, thank you, Deputy Goodin, for all that you do in making the community a better place.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Full Time Deputies
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking candidates for full-time Law Enforcement/Patrol positions.
To be considered, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Virginia driver’s license, and must successfully pass a background check, as well as drug, physical and written tests that are relevant to the position. Priority is given to those who have completed training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Corrections and/or Law Enforcement/Patrol.
The annual salary is $38,000 for candidates that have completed the required training. Starting salary without training will start at $36,500 will increase to $38,000 with training. The position includes excellent health, leave, and retirement benefits.
You can find more about the position by clicking HERE.
Successful Fall 2020 We Care ATV Ride
After riding the trails from the Blue Ridge Parkway down into Franklin and Floyd Counties, many of the seventy people that participated in the Fall 2020 We Care ATV Ride said it was a great success.
The charity organizer, Harry Clingenpeel, said there were fifty ATVs used for the event, and they raised over $1,000 for We Care of Franklin County. The ATV ride occurs twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Fall.
From the looks of the photos, even the damp weather couldn’t interfere with the fun the participants experienced. The sheriff’s office would like to thank all those who came out and donated to We Care. The sheriff’s office would also like to thank Harry Clingenpeel, Julie Arrington, Morgan McCarty, Stephanie Thompson, and Courtney McFarling for capturing great photos.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Teams with Local Church to Receive Food
In August, the sheriff’s office was able to team up with Faith Assembly of God in Ferrum, Virginia to receive a large donation of frozen foods from Convoy of Hope.
Members from the Bridging the Gap offender program assisted church members in unloading about 25 pallets of frozen foods, which totaled to close to 41,000 pounds! The food has been distributed throughout the county through local food banks and community members.
Thank you, Faith Assembly of God, for including the sheriff’s office in this event!
Investigations Visits Cub Scout Troop
Recently, Franklin County Investigators Steve McFarling and Lieutenant J. P. Nolen gave a presentation to Cub Scout Troop 180.
Investigator McFarling talked to the troop on how forensics works for law enforcement. He also gave a footwear impression demonstration.
Lieutenant Nolen talked about the CSI van, the equipment involved, and how the equipment assist investigators at crime scenes.
A special thanks to Tonya Hahn for inviting members of the sheriff’s office to talk with Cub Scout Troop 180.