Emily Ligawiec (right) and Officer Jon Cacela take weekly pottery classes together in Ware, Mass. Rather than arrest Ligawiec last winter when she took heroin and stole her mom’s car, he offered her help.

Emily Ligawiec (right) and Officer Jon Cacela take weekly pottery classes together in Ware, Mass. Rather than arrest Ligawiec last winter when she took heroin and stole her mom’s car, he offered her help.