Captain Clay Higgins was awarded a very prestigious award from the Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin.

Higgins was recently awarded the title "Kentucky Colonel," the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. This title is awarded to those who display accomplishments and outstanding service to their community, state and nation.

Capt. Higgins, who recently resigned from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office after a controversial segment on "Crime Stoppers," joins the likes of George W. Bush, Winston Churchill, and even Pope John Paul II with this title.

Knowing how committed Capt. Higgins is to the community, I'm sure this is one award he won't just tuck away in a desk drawer. This is quite an accomplishment.

Capt. Higgins was recently sworn in as a reserve marshal with the Lafayette City Marshal's Office.