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Captain Higgins for Christmas

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You remember Capt. Clay Higgins, right? He’s the St. Landry Parish (Louisiana) sheriff’s deputy who has become a cult figure through his Crimestoppers TV spots. He comes across as an Old West figure, in the best possible way. Here he is addressing a grocery store thief. And here he is putting the smackdown on a fugitive named Bullethead.

It is impossible to improve on Capt. Higgins. Don’t believe me? Here is a message from his wife.
Well, Capt. Higgins now has a line of t-shirts and other swag that he’s selling to raise money for a shelter for homeless people and domestic abuse people in St. Landry. Watch that video from the website. Capt. Higgins is like a Cajun cross between John Wayne and Coach Eric Taylor. I know what I want for Christmas:


about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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