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Cajun Captain Clay Higgins Takes New Law Enforcement Job

March 19, 2016  | 

Clay Higgins, the man popularly known as the ‘Cajun John Wayne,’ was sworn in Wednesday as a reserve deputy for the Lafayette, LA, city marshal.

KATC-TV, quoting an unnamed spokesman for the Marshal’s Office, said Higgins will assist in the office’s daily duties and will participate in all training exercises that deputies are required to have.

Higgins, who became an Internet sensation for his work as the St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers spokesman, left the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office last month after controversy erupted over a video he produced at the behest of State Police.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said he had continuously asked Higgins to “tone down his unprofessional comments.”

Nevertheless, Higgins remained popular and, at his news conference announcing his resignation, said: “I would die rather than sacrifice my principles. I would leave my wife without a husband, my children without a daddy, rather than kneel to the very forces of evil that I have so long stood against.”

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kevCopAz @ 3/19/2016 10:07 AM

Go Clay! Sounds like you wont take this offer, but we in Arizona respect LEOs like you and Im sure you could run for Sheriff here, especially in Maricopa County once Joe leaves. We need honest, straight forward LEO leaders such as yourself who don't hide from the bad guys, don't hide from the politically correct element and tell it like it is. Thank you for what you have done in your own community and for all LEOs around the nation. I respect your loyalty to your Sheriff, I do, but I hope that you run for Sheriff against that weak, no back boned Sheriff there who appears to be none of the things that you are. One comment, All of your statements (all true) and your intent to confront criminals was taken by the general public as too offensive. This is part of the problem, we used to want and support Law Enforcement that was tough, that was confrontational with evil doers. What in the heck happened to us ? Sad, Im glad my 35 + years as a LEO are coming to an end. Thanks again Clay!

Leonard @ 3/19/2016 12:11 PM

You can never seem to get rid of the bad ones...they're like fleas. I hope this community quickly exercises this nut job from the ranks.

Ali Akbar @ 3/19/2016 3:02 PM

Exorcise......unless you want the community to make him run a few miles to the city limits.

Percy @ 3/19/2016 7:47 PM

Just Wonderful, another knuckle dragging, 1 solution to everything POS.

And you are right Leonard, the bad ones are around forever. Vermin.

As to you kevCopAz the problem is you people see no difference between "evil doers" and good honest citizens. Read three stories today about you people beating 2 and killing 1 person all in diabetic distress. Only after a good fun beating was had by all and a swat team perforating the other did anyone think to ask if the person may be diabetic. Oh and as always no one charged or disciplined except the people in distress. If you people spent a little less time smashing down people's door's looking for trace amounts of a plant and a little more time solving actual crimes like rapes and murders you may start to get the respect you seem to think is your due.

I would also like anyone on here if you have the guts to explain why Sean Groubert wasn't charged with attempted murder when he shot unarmed Levar Jones. He also lied through his teeth about it

Robert @ 3/20/2016 10:14 AM

To paraphrase Apocalypse Now..
"The ex Sheriff Deputy, the one they called 'Cajun John Wayne' was wrapped to tight for St Landry's Paris, probably wrapped to tight for Lafeyette, LA too."

Anyone who makes this statement..."I would die rather than sacrifice my principles"...probably has no business interacting with the public, while carrying a loaded firearm.

He appears to be the type of LEO that if a shooting is legally justified, then it is morally right.

He is a loose cannon waiting to go off.

Scott @ 3/21/2016 6:16 AM

Percy, "you people"? Paint with a broad brush much? You continually cry foul at law enforcement when you claim LE treats "all citizens" poorly, when you've cited several instances out of thousands upon thousands of police contacts daily that go well. "you people"... and damn an entire profession?? Sorry Percy, what little sense you made before, well, you just lost me.

Chief 800 @ 3/21/2016 9:17 AM

Scott, we know who we are. Percy and Leonard are eaten up with "bad cop cancer" . It is incurable. Symptoms include, narrow mindedness, sidewalk lawyerism, evil tunnel vision that cannot see good in anything, and respect only for criminals. We could make a fortune selling Saint Leonard and Saint Percy T-shirts to gang members. Patron Saint of the Criminal.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/27/2016 6:25 PM

That's a great idea, Chief 800. Patron Saint of the criminal gangs, the mentally insane, and the just plain stupid folks. Former Captain Clay Higgins is a great guy. When he refers to criminals as "thugs", "animals", and "heathens" he's in the right. Unfortunately percy & leonard won't change. You can't fix stupid.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/28/2016 9:38 AM

South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert wasn't charged with attempted murder because that's not what it was. I watched the video. The Trooper asked for his license and the idiot took a quick step back and grabbed for something under the seat. Was he tired of living? That would make me nervous. He should have told the Trooper where it was and let him get. The Trooper shouldn't have been charged at all. Leonard and Percy should be declared a danger to society and forcibly relocated to a insane asylum.

Percy @ 3/29/2016 3:04 PM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt.

Look lickspittle, the cop ordered the man to get his licence which he tried to do, I believe that is called complying. He may have done it quickly to avoid being bitchslapped by the cop for not moving fast enough. Before you start making comments on points of law I would say you have a lot, A LOT of reading to do. Remember you said "I'm graduated".
Since police are told not to fire their guns unless they want to kill something it should be attampted murder.

You are the best cop apolagist I have heard in quite some time.
Everything is the fault of civilians, right?

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/29/2016 9:17 PM

Percy, in this case it was the civilians fault. When you're doing a traffic stop you have no idea who you're stopping. Thanks for the compliment on being the best Police apolagist you've heard in some time. I know it was sarcasm but I appreciate it anyway. The guy at least needed to say, "I've got my license under the seat, Sir". Who keeps their license under the seat??? But, "Lickspittle"??? Why that. Elaborate further please. I really do believe that the Trooper was needlessly charged and needlessly lost his job.

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