Injured officer carries torch to kick off 2014 Special Olympics 45th summer games



PITTSBURGH - Officer Jame Kuzak, an officer who was shot and injured during a home invasion call in 2011, helped kick-off the 45th Special Olympics summer games Monday.

The largest and longest “Be a fan” torch run in Special Olympics Pa. history began at home plate at PNC Park.

Over 350 members of law enforcement and public safety will carry the "flame of hope" over 160 miles, over the next four days to State College and open the 45th Summer Games on June 5.

Kuzak, along with several other officers from the Clairton Police force, carried the torch through a downtown Pittsburgh stretch of the run.

Kuzak was shot multiple times on April 4, 2011, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.