Clay Higgins, well known for his Crime Stopper Videos from St. Landry Parish has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office.
Higgins made the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. He says he was not forced to resign, but he felt he need to turn in his badge. There have been reports that Sheriff Bobby Guidroz was not happy with recent videos and that he intended to “reign” the segment back in.
Higgins’ announcement comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding the most recent video where he called out a street gang named the “Gremlins.”
During his announcement, Higgins stated:
“I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited, wanna-be, black activist that doesn’t really have the best interest of his people in mind, who just wants to make a profit,…….I will not kneel to bureaucrats in Baton Rouge, Washington or anywhere else who have forgotten why they wear a badge and who have forgotten who they serve.”
Higgins’ says he has options and will remain a constable.
On behalf of Law Officer, we need men like Captain Clay Higgins. As we see it, Captain Higgins did not lie, steal or cheat. He stood up and told the truth and we imagine that the vast majority of his community and our country agree completely with him. We expect the “reigning” in by the Sheriff will only give Captain Higgins additional platforms to support law abiding citizens as well as law enforcement across the country.
Who knows, maybe Captain Higgins will one day soon be Sheriff Higgins……….