Deputy Sheriff Martha Ann Woods-Shareef

Deputy Sheriff Martha Ann Woods-Shareef

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Martha Ann Woods-Shareef

Deputy Martha Woods-Shareef succumbed to injuries sustained when she was run over by a vehicle while investigating a burglary on Highway 20. She had responded to a local convenience store at 2:30 am after an alarm was activated at the store.

Dispatchers heard a scream over her radio, and then moments later a store employee used the radio to inform dispatchers that she had been injured and needed an ambulance. She was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, where she succumbed to injuries.

The suspect was arrested approximately 4 hours later hiding underneath a house.

Deputy Woods-Shareef had served with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department for 15 years. She is survived by her husband and daughter.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 255

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Martha was not only my cousin, but an influential person for me and many others. She was a woman of morals and values and she treated all peoples the same. Miss you and love you. Rest easy Martha!

Brandon M. Queen
Juvenile Detective #1816

October 18, 2020

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