NEW RECRUITS GRADUATE ACADEMY
Earlier in the month, our newest group of recruits graduated from Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy! We are proud to welcome each one of them into the family!
*Deputy Greer – Corrections, *Deputy Cowan – Patrol, Lieutenant Ingram – Patrol Supervisor, *Deputy Adams – Corrections, Sheriff Bill Overton, *Deputy Hopkins – Patrol, *Deputy Haley – Patrol, *Deputy Combs – Patrol, Captain Amos – Corrections Supervisor, Chaplain Gareth Stephenson, Lieutenant Jeff McCarty – Patrol Supervisor, *Deputy Rumley – Corrections
ARREST MADE IN DUMP TRAILER THEFT
George Willie Price Jr, 38 years old of Martinsville, Virginia has been charged with felony Grand Larceny and felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses in connection to the November 3rd, 2023 theft of a $12,000 dump trailer from NexHaul Trailers. Great job by our Investigation Division.
COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT HELD
On December 6th, Smith Mountain Lake Coffeehouse hosted a “Coffee With A Cop” event at their location. One of the best we have been a part of. Over 15 residents came by and spoke to all of our crew in attendance. Will be planning another event there in 2024!
FORMER EMPLOYEE HONORED BY WOODMENLIFE
Retired Corrections Deputy Wendell Flora and his wife Mary Jane were honored with the WoodmenLife Award in early December. Deputy Flora was a great employee and someone counted on to complete the mission. Now, he and his wife volunteer in many locations throughout Franklin County, donating many volunteer hours wherever they are needed. Congrats to the Flora’s. Pictured L-R: Retired Deputy Flora, Mary Jane and Sheriff Bill Overton.
BURNING BAN LIFTED
With several occurrences of rain in our county, the burn ban was lifted. Residents can burn outdoors from 9AM-Midnight, must attend fires at all times and keep fire at least 100 feet from tree lines.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS
As we approach Christmas, the Office of the Sheriff reminded residents to practice safe shopping tips. Roll up vehicle windows, lock doors, take keys with you, remove valuables, hide packages in vehicle, park in well lit areas and so forth. Don’t ruin your Christmas by being careless!