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Wife of retired St. Mary Parish Sheriff dies after long battle with cancer

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Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has shared today that retired Sheriff Mark Hebert's wife, Jill Hebert, has died. 

Mrs. Hebert passed away on Friday, January 19 after a long battle cancer. She is remembered as having a passion for the outdoors and for her family, whom it is said, she loved deeply.

Sheriff Hebert retired on January 7 of this year after serving as sheriff of the parish since 2011. In a statement on his retirement, Hebert said, "It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your Sheriff. I announce my retirement with a heavy heart. As many of you know, my wife, Jill, is battling a serious illness and as much as I love being your Sheriff, I feel it is my place to spend as much time supporting and being with her at this time."

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department, which is now under the direction of Scott Anslum, gave their condolences to the family via Facebook.

Read more here.

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