DA Early Honors Westborough Sergeant Who Saved Domestic Violence Victim 

December 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565


WESTBOROUGH– Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today honored a Westborough police officer for his heroism in saving an innocent life.

Sgt. Jon Kalagher, who saved a victim amidst a domestic violence incident, was presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit — TEAM — Award, which recognizes outstanding service by those in public safety.

“This case of domestic violence was alarming,” Mr. Early said. “Acting without hesitation, Sgt. Kalagher’s quick thinking changed the outcome of a life-threatening situation, saving the victim.”

While on duty, Kalagher responded to a domestic violence call in November of 2019. A man had repeatedly stabbed his wife inside their Windsor Ridge Drive apartment. The woman fled to a neighboring apartment where residents called 911. The man followed her to that apartment and then outside as he continued to attack her.

The attack was ongoing when Kalagher arrived. After issuing several commands to the man to drop the knife, Sgt. Jonathan Kalagher fired upon the suspect. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim survived the incident, thanks to the Kalagher’s efforts.

Mr. Early created the TEAM Award in 2019 to recognize public safety employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. Contact the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office at (508) 755-8601 to nominate someone for this award.

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