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F.C. Deputy Recognized by Board of Supervisors

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

deputy34On June 20th, Deputy Todd Justice was recognized by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. The BOS presented Deputy Justice a plaque with a resolution outlining the valor and life saving efforts he has displayed in his career. Twice in the past several months, Deputy Justice has utilized his training to save the lives of two residents.

The Office of the Sheriff has nominated Justice for the Deputy of the Year, 2017, through the Virginia Sheriff’s Association.

Presenting the award, Sheriff Bill Overton, Deputy Justice and BOS Chairman, Cline Brubaker

Congratulations to Deputy Todd Justice, well done.

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UPDATE: Moneta Man Killed on Lawnmower After Being Hit By Motorist

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

crash34MONETA - State police say a Moneta man driving a lawn mower was struck and killed Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle ran off of Lakewood Forest Drive in Franklin County.

Thomas Preston Scott, 70, died at the scene.

A 2004 Honda Odyssey driven by Alice Carr, 72, of Roanoke was traveling east on Route 949 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit the 1998 Craftsman Lawnmower driven by Scott, state police say.

Carr was wearing her seltbelt and was not injured.

The state police crash reconstruction team was called to assist. 

The crash remains under investigation.