Woody Overton, host of Real Life Real Crime has dedicated his life to protecting and serving.
As a young man, Woody enlisted in the United States Army National Guard where he became a sergeant and a chemical biological warfare specialist.
Woody studied criminal justice at the University of Tennessee and Southeastern Louisiana University, ultimately graduating from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy.
Woody, began his colorful career with the Livingston Sheriff’s Office and quickly rose through the ranks from street patrol, to being an integral member of the Special Response Team, to a major crime homicide and rape detective and became the first person in LPSO to graduate from the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph School.
While in law enforcement, Woody has conducted numerous joint investigations with Federal Agencies including the FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshal, Secret Service, D.H.S., A.T.F. and U.S. Border Patrol.
He ultimately became a Criminal Investigator II and polygraphist for the Louisiana State Police.
In 2013, Woody retired from the Louisiana State Police. HE maintains his polygraph license and is Board Certified by the Louisiana State Polygraph Board (# 414).
Woody is a successful author and narrator. Throughout his life Woody has been known for his unique approach to handling situations, story-telling, hard work, and knack for reading people.
Jim Rathmann is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy as well as the United States Secret Service Academy.
While in the U.S. Secret Service, he has protected President Barack Obama and family, Vice President Joe Biden and family, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, Vice President Candidate Paul Ryan along with numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers from all around the world.
Prior to the U.S. Secret Service, he graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy where he worked as a detective for the Livingston Parish Sheriffs Office.
He has also served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne as a Captain and has been awarded the Bronze Star in combat (Afghanistan).
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminology and a Masters Degree in Homeland Security.
Jim had an outstanding football career and played for the LSU Tigers where he won numerous championships to include the 2003 National Championship.