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- Aug. 29, 1973 -
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Alamogordo Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NM, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 29, 1973
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Alamogordo Police Dept. - NM
700 Virginia Avenue  
Alamogordo, NM   88310   USA
(575)439-4300
County: Otero
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Lieutenant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 6 years
Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Wife
daughter and son

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Alamogordo, NM   USA   Wed. Aug. 29, 1973
Summary: Lt. Vigil was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding on U.S. Route 54. Unbeknownst to Lt. Vigil, the suspect had just shot his 16-year-old wife in Kansas and was fleeing to Mexico.

As Lt. Vigil approached the car during the traffic stop the man opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking him twice. Lt. Vigil was able to return fire, wounding the suspect. Although wounded, the suspect walked to Lt. Vigil, took his gun, and shot him twice more.

The suspect then took the gun and fled, but was found later after committing suicide.

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