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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the volunteer position of Reserve Deputy until January 18, 2019. Reserve Deputies are non-paid deputies who carry full law enforcement powers once they have successfully completed all training. Reserves work 16 hours per month during busy shifts and are required to participate in additional details throughout the year. Many of our Reserves serve with the Sheriff’s Office to give back to their community or to begin a full-time law enforcement career.

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Notice is hereby given that Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, by the Board of Commissioners of Johnson County, Indiana, hereinafter referred to as the County, will receive sealed bids for purchase of a replacement security system as described herein.

Bid packets are available by clicking the button below or at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 1091 Hospital Road, Franklin, Indiana 46131, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please direct all questions concerning the bid process to Major Duane Burgess at (317) 346-4605.

2018 Johnson County Sheriff's Charity Ride

2018 Sheriff's Charity Ride Information

Sheriff Doug Cox is pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Johnson County Sheriff’s Charity Ride will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Riders will once again assemble at the Franklin Wal-Mart store with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

As always, the ride will benefit local Johnson County charities based on needs in the community.

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Tonight Bryan Long was awarded with an FOP life time achievement award and a plaque from Sheriff Duane Burgess. We would like to thank Bryan Long for his dedication to the City of Greenwood. Thanks to all who attended! ... See MoreSee Less

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The victim of this theft case is offering a $1500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.

Please contact Detective Pierce with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at (317) 736-9155 with any information.
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Richard Dale Snepp, 64, passed away at his residence in Franklin surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was born on December 27, 1954 in Franklin to Ransom Dale Snepp and Martha Louise (Dake) Snepp.
Richard married Beth (Henderson) Snepp on August 11, 1990. She lovingly survives. Other survivors include their sons, Rob (Elizabeth) Snepp of Edinburgh, Michael (Megan) Snepp of Franklin, James (Olivia) Snepp of Evansville, and William Snepp of Franklin; father, Ransom Dale Snepp; sister, Linda (Greg) Wilson; nieces, Laura and Kristen Wilson; two grandchildren, Riley and Carter Snepp and two grandchildren on the way. He was preceded in passing by his mother, Martha Louise Snepp.
Richard was a 1973 graduate of Whiteland High School and a 1986 graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy. He was a lifelong farmer. He worked in law enforcement for 18 years. He retired from Clark Pleasant School where he was the head diesel mechanic for 15 years. He enjoyed tractor pulling. Working was his hobby.
Richard was a member of Community Congregational Church.
Pastor Dan McLaughlin will conduct a celebration of Richard’s life on Friday, March 8th, at 10:30 a.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton Street (U.S. 31) in Franklin. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Rest Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road Franklin, Indiana 46131, or to the National FFA Organization, 6060 FFA Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-0960.
Online condolences and other expressions of kindness are appreciated at www.flinnmaguire.net
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