Colm O’Higgins is a lieutenant for the O’Malley family in Seattle. He is responsible for the dockworkers’ union of the Port of Everett. In his free time, you can find him at O’Malley’s bar or at the greyhound racetrack in Everett
He took Rusty under his wing, to piss Rusty’s father off but also because he thought that he could make something out of the boy.
Rusty, who had run away from his mafia family at 14, contacts Colm and offers to make amends for disappointing Colm's trust in him. This is, as they both know, not an offer to rejoin the mafia, but Colm still considers Rusty a valuable contact and so agrees.