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Aguilar Marshal John Wiggins found dead

AGUILAR- Aguilar’s new Town Marshal, John Wiggins (31) passed away this weekend at his home in Aguilar.  Wiggins, a Southern Colorado native was tapped by the Town Board to serve as marshal last July and was doing a wonderful job by all accounts.  According to sources at Aguilar Town Hall, Wiggins “would help anybody in need of anything,” and “he was always up on things.”  Staying true to his plans when first taking office, he was planning a ride-along campaign for Aguilar school children, and at least 24 excited kids had already signed up.

    Wiggins was chosen by officials for the marshal’s post over the other candidates due to his experience, certification in law enforcement, and his genuine desire to be a part of their promising community.  He was “always on top of things” according to Town Clerk/Treasurer Tyra Avila.

    Wiggins had said he liked working with the people in a community as well as being a part of a community.  He moved to Aguilar as planned, where he served the community, and was frequently on-call 24 hours per day; seven days per week.  He said he wanted to be nearby.

    Philosophically speaking, Wiggins believed in working with people in the community to prevent crime.  His door was always open for citizens who wished to make their community a better place to live.

    Marshal John Wiggins’ family is from the Ludlow area.  He was born in Trinidad and raised in Walsenburg.  He lettered in several sports at John Mall High School and attended Otero Junior College to play basketball, before going on to complete an Associates Degree in Business Management at Western International University.  Following some business management experience in California, he moved back to Colorado, graduated from the Pueblo Police Academy and served two years on the Walsenburg Police Force prior to being appointed as the Aguilar Town Marshal.

    John Wiggins leaves behind children and a family who loves him dearly.  He will surely be missed.