Franklin Sheriff’s Office Community News
SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECOGNIZES NATIONAL EMS WEEK
May 16th – 22nd, 2021 is the 46th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work that they do in our communities. The Office of the Sheriff would like to thank all Emergency Medical Services volunteers and staff who serve Franklin County each day!
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF ACKNOWLEDGES ARMED FORCES DAY
Saturday, May 15th is Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day was created to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the armed forces under one agency — the Department of Defense. In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Truman stated, “Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, toward the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense.”
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office takes a moment to say “Thanks” to all of our branches of military, each stand alone in their impeccable service to our nation.
We honor you today, we salute you often and we respect you every day.
FRANKLIN SHERIFF’S OFFICE SUPPORTS COVID-19 VACCINATION POD
On Wednesday, May 12th, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the COVID-19 Vaccination Pod held at the Pigg River Community Center in Rocky Mount. Sponsored by Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital United Way of Roanoke Valley and Pigg River Community Center, the sheriff’s office was able to take the Mobile Operations Center to the site and assist in traffic control.