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Billy Joe Higgins

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Affiliation
Working for Enrique Ruiz
Born/Died
1952-1984
Status
Deceased, killed by James "Sonny" Crockett
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Billy Joe Higgins was a smuggler working for Enrique Ruiz and the brother of Floyd Higgins. When Ruiz had Joey Bramlette's daughter Tammy kidnapped to prevent her father testifying, Floyd and Billy Joe were given the task of holding her hostage.

When Crockett and Tubbs led a rescue mission to get Tammy back, Billy Joe was shot dead by Crockett.

BiographyEdit

Billy Joe and his brother Floyd were among the many locals who worked for Enrique Ruiz in the Everglades, helping the Colombian dealer bring his product into the United States. When former Ruiz employee Joey Bramlette agreed to testify against Ruiz, the dealer had his men kidnap Bramlette's daughter Tammy, hoping to use her life as leverage to stop her father appearing in court. Floyd and Billy Joe were given the task of keeping Tammy hostage until the trial was over.

When Crockett and Tubbs led a rescue mission to get Tammy back, Crockett entered the house where Billy Joe was holding Tammy prisoner. Alerted to the attack, Billy Joe grabbed Tammy as a human shield, holding a gun on her and threatening to kill her unless the Vice cop let him go. Unfazed, Crockett shot Billy Joe in the head, killing him instantly before he could harm Tammy.

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