On April 4th, 2011, Officer James Kuzak Jr. of the City of Clairton Police Department, PA. was ambushed responding to a home invasion. He was shot five times and subsequently paralyzed from the waist down. At the time of the shooting, Jim had been an 18 year veteran officer in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Serving nine years as a narcotics detective for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor through PPCT and the FBI Defensive Tactics Program. 2004 graduate of Point Park University, B.S. Administration of Criminal Justice. Featured in the documentary “Heroes Behind The Badge – Sacrifice and Survival”. Jim is currently a sponsored shooter for Team Glock, serving as an ambassador for the Glock Brand. Motivational speaker to numerous Police Academy and dispatcher classes as well as civilian groups. In his free time, he and his fiancé Cris enjoy spending time with their German Shepherd dogs doing competitive dock diving and K-9 aided Search & Rescue.