When Higgins, Wycroft, Private Mitchell and two other MPs were left on gate duty during the base's 24-hour lockdown, a bored Higgins, seeing some teenagers leaded by Jimmy Keegan racing an army truck, bet his sergeant that the truck would win. He lost the bet, though, when the teens in their hotrod outpaced the truck. It later turned out that the truck's occupants, supposedly an American army officer, "Colonel Truman" and his men, were actually soldiers of the Soviet Special Forces in disguise. They killed Higgins along with all the other MPs hid their bodies.
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In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, no names are given for the policemen on guard at Hangar 51. Higgins's name is only indicated in the film's novelization. It therefore remains unclear whether he is the M.P. in Guard Hut appearing in the film's credits who was played by Kevin Collins.