How a Boston-area cop went from a SWAT team operation during the Marathon bombings to reality TV

AMERICAN GRIT: Jim Vaglica – “The Boston Cop”. AMERICAN GRIT, a new, 10-episode competition series starring WWE Superstar John Cena. Sixteen of the country’s toughest men and women will be split into four teams as they work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges. AMERICAN GRIT airs in 2016 on FOX.

Billerica’s Jim Vaglica, 53, has seen a lot during his 30 years as a member of the Waltham Police Department and 16 years with a regional SWAT team.

Recently, Sergeant Vaglica faced a new kind of challenge by competing on American Grit, a new reality TV competition on FOX debuting Thursday, April 14 at 9 p.m., hosted by professional wrestler and West Newbury, MA native John Cena.   Full Story on

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