Officers from across the area kicked off today an annual run to take a torch from Pittsburgh to State College for the beginning of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania ceremonies.
Over the course of four days, 56 teams of law enforcement officials will take turns running the torch toward State College, Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Scott Schubert said.
Early today, former Clairton Officer Jim Kuzak, who was paralyzed after he was shot while responding to a call, participated, as did members of the Allegheny County district attorney's office and the Pittsburgh SWAT team.
"It's an exciting feeling. It really is," said Cmdr. Schubert, who ran alongside other officers. "Everybody looks forward to the Torch Run every year. It's nice to see the people as you're running by and see the torch and see us running in support of Special Olympics."
Pittsburgh SWAT at the end of Leg 2. They ways look sharp during the Law Enforcement Torch Run. pic.twitter.com/OFScO6p4Xs— Scott Schubert (@ses3284) June 2, 2014