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Widower Supports Trump After Wifes Suspected Murderer Caught in Operation Legend

A man from New Mexico has voiced his support for President Trumps re-election on the third night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) after a federal program solved the cold murder case of his slain wife.

Sam Vigil is the widower of Jacqueline Vigil who was shot and killed by violent criminals in November 2019 in their home driveway in Albuquerque.

Jacqueline was 55 years old when she was killed inside her 2006 Cadillac sedan. Police were able to locate and recover a jeep believed to be involved in the homicide, but no suspect was found for eight months.

When federal officers were sent to Albuquerque as part of the Justice Department (DOJ)s Operation Legend program, the FBI took over Jacquelines case (pdf). They offered up to $25,000 as a reward for information leading to identification and arrest of any suspects.

“In a matter of days, they arrested four people. The fifth suspected killer was arrested in Texas on unrelated charges,” Sam said during his remarks.

“I am extremely grateful to President Trump and the FBI for their efforts to deliver justice for Jackie and all the other innocent victims of violent crime. I am honored to support the President because he is supporting us. I know he will never stop fighting for justice, for law and order, for peace and security in our communities,” he added.

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Jacqueline Vigil, who was killed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Nov. 19, 2019. Her case is solved with efforts of federal local officers in Justice Departments Operation Legend. (FBI)

The DOJ has been sending federal officers to inner U.S. cities with a high crime rate to work with local law enforcement departments to tackle violent crime and restore public safety.

The project, which began in Kansas City, has since been expanded to eight other cities including Chicago, Illinois; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Memphis, Tennessee; and St. Louis, Missouri.

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