CANONSBURG (KDKA) — Local law enforcement officers were given awards Thursday in Canonsburg at a gathering sponsored by the Pittsburgh chapter of ASIS International.
The group represents law enforcement and security professionals at every level of government.READ MORE: Local Pediatricians Offer Health Advice For Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween
Among the eight recipients was Clairton Police Officer James Kuzak, who remains in a wheel chair after being shot and wounded last April while answering a call about a home invasion.READ MORE: Ohio Messes Up New Wright Brothers License Plate Design
“To be in a room with so many people that I’ve worked with for the last 18 years and to have them look at me as an inspiration, I couldn’t be more humble,” he told KDKA-TV.
“Ceremonies like this are very heartening, because for every person who gets an award [tonight], there are thousands of others who are just as deserving,” Deputy Pittsburgh Police Chief Paul Donaldson said.MORE NEWS: Study Says Water Is Pennsylvania's Biggest Phobia
KDKA-TV was sponsor of the event.