• Clairton officer shot on the job tries specially built ATV

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    CLAIRTON, Pa. - A partially paralyzed Clairton police officer who was shot in the line of duty last year was the first patient to try out a specially built ATV Wednesday.

    Officer James Kuzak has been on a long road to recovery since the shooting just over a year ago.

    On Wednesday, he took part in a new program between UPMC and Mins and Meadows in Lawrence County. Kuzak rode a specially built ATV and said it feels just like it did before his injury.

    “Now, after the injury, it’s nice to see that I can get back to it this fast,” Kuzak said. “We’ll see how it goes. I’m going to take it slow at first and venture into something a little bit more.”

    The trial for Emilio Rivera and Marcus Andrejco-Jones, the two men charged in Kuzak’s shooting, was set to begin this week, but has been pushed to the end of July.

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