Police Officer is recovering with support from community after being shot in head

Officer Arik Matson of Waseca, MN, is receiving support from many different groups in the greater Twin Cities community after he was shot in the head while responding to a report of a suspicious person on Monday night. 

WASECA POLICE

Officer Arik Matson of Waseca, MN, is receiving support from many different groups in the greater Twin Cities community after he was shot in the head while responding to a report of a suspicious person on Monday night. 

The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police has announced that Gemini Athletic Wear in Edina made a jersey for Officer Matson. 

Waseca High School’s theater is using the proceeds from a play into a way to give back to the officer and his family. Additionally, there is also a Go Fund Me set up to support the medical bills and other expenses for the Matson family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/arik-matson-family… Arik and his wife Megan have two young daughters and have been a staple in the Waseca community for many years. 

Matson’s colleagues and other police officers greatly appreciate the support from patriots, community members, and businesses like Gemini and the Waseca High School theater. 

A prayer service for Officer Matson’s recovery was held at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea last Thursday. The church even an acknowledged and prayed for the suspect charged with shooting Matson in the face. The prayer meeting was held specifically in Albert Lea because Arik grew up there and then went on to serve as a police officer in the city with his dad, Tim, who is now retired.

“Keep Arik in your prayers. He’s getting stronger everyday,” said his wife, Megan Matson. She told the crowd that she found a reserve of strength to take the stage and say speak, because she knew everyone there had her family’s back. 

As of January 13th, Arik is still in the ICU but has been progressively improving.  Things are moving in the right direction even though there is a long recovery in front of him.